Skype is down globally; Microsoft working on a fix

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Skype users across the globe are facing connectivity issues as the popular VoIP and instant message app is down since a couple of hours.

Users have taken to Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and are complaining of multiple issues ranging from not able to login to not able to send and receive messages despite being online. The outage has officially been acknowledged by Microsoft and in a post on the Skype Heartbeat blog, the company as noted that they are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible.

According to the post, the outage is because of problems with Skype presence and users might not be able to see others online. “We have detected an issue with the status settings of Skype”, reads the post.

Skype has said that users will not able to update or change their status or add or change details of their contacts. Further, they will not be able to see their contacts online and will be unable to start Skype calls to them.

“We’re working on a fix for this issue and hope to have an update for you soon. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused while we get this resolved”, Skype notes.

We will update the story as soon as we hear or know more.