Skype, the popular instant messenger and video calling program used by millions, has been experiencing some technical difficulties today for users worldwide.
According to the New York Times, customers in the United States, Europe, and even Japan began experiencing technical difficulties with the Skype program early morning European time, and while Skype hasn’t specifically remarked on just how of its users have been affected, the outage is, indeed, worldwide.
The Daily Mail stated that the Microsoft-owned company has released a statement saying that the Skype glitch is not only affecting users from signing into the program, but for those who have been able to log in, they may not be able to change their status, and some, if not all, of their contacts may appear offline.
Skype has released an updated statement on their site regarding the worldwide outage.
“We have detected an issue that is affecting Skype in a number of ways. If you’re signed in to Skype, you will not be able to change your status and your contacts will all show as offline even if they are online. As a result, you won’t be able to start Skype calls to them. A small number of messages to group chats are not being delivered, but in most cases you can still instant message your contacts. If you aren’t signed in to Skype, you may be experiencing difficulty when attempting to sign in. Any changes to your Skype account such as your Credit balance or your profile details might take a little while to be displayed. You may also have difficulty loading web pages on the Skype Community. For that reason, please check back here for future updates. We’re doing everything we can to fix this issue and hope to have another update for you soon. Thank you for your patience as we work to get this incident resolved.”
Users have taken to social media to vent about the Skype outage, even creating the hashtag trend #SkypeDown, and while some may be frustrated with the current outage, many are finding the humor in the situation.
MY SKYPE ISNT WORKING NOW WHAT DO I DO
— Red Caesar (@RedCaesars) September 21, 2015
For the past hours skype has been down. @MuititudeLoL and I have a skype call going. We’re the last survivors. pic.twitter.com/6NunkmDKbC — melon (@Melviino) September 21, 2015
I know I’m dreaming right now and this isn’t real cause I woke up and skype was dead and its too good to be true.
— HCJustin (@HCJustinn) September 21, 2015
Stay with the Inquisitr as more details on the worldwide Skype outage becomes available.