Skype is down again, Microsoft working on a fix

Madalina Dinita
by Madalina Dinita
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Skype is currently affected by an annoying bug preventing users from sending or receiving messages. Moreover, many users also report that they can’t connect to the app.

Microsoft has already acknowledged the problem. Its engineers are investigating the issue in order to roll out a hotfix as soon as possible.

We are aware of issues where users are unable to send/receive messages and are unable to connect to Skype.Our engineers are actively investigating the issue and we hope to resolve it as soon as possible.

Skype is down again

These issues are affecting both Skype for PC and Mobile. However, it appears that the bug is prevalent for Android users.

Users report that uninstalling and reinstalling the app doesn’t solve the problem. Contacts appear offline but surprisingly, users can receive calls.

Other users report that their conversations are gone and anything they send simply remains pending for hours.

Frequent Skype issues

Skype has been affected by a series of bugs lately. As a quick reminder, last week, many Skype users were unable to send/receive messages and see presence of contacts. The same bug affected thousands of users in August.

Moreover, tens of thousands of Skype users reported connectivity issues in June. This was the worse Skype bug in recent months. It actually took Microsoft about 2 days to fix this problem for all users.

Unfortunately, Skype is affected by various issues on a monthly basis. Microsoft has yet to find a solution to stop this vicious cycle.

Are you experiencing any Skype issues right now? Use the comment section below to tell us more about your experience.


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Two desktops in our office are affected – on launch username is entered and the next screen is blank – only allowing sign in another user and shows some of the skype menu options at the top.
Tried removing and reinstalling and it’s the same.