Skype is down! Is it a Global Skype Outage?

I have been having trouble with skype all day today and it seems I am not the only one. I have spoken to people in Austria, Germany, Canada and even Russia and they were also experiencing trouble…. Anyone heard anything official?

update: Also others are writing about it: article on

update 2 August 20th: Skype’s Vilu Arak shares what happened and why there was a almost 48 hour long outage here.

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4 thoughts on “Skype is down! Is it a Global Skype Outage?

  1. saw this from skype:
    UPDATED 14:02 GMT: Some of you may be having problems logging in to Skype. Our engineering team has determined that it’s a software issue. We expect this to be resolved within 12 to 24 hours. Meanwhile, you can simply leave your Skype client running and as soon as the issue is resolved, you will be logged in. We apologize for the inconvenience.

  2. I’m using Skype as well, and have had problems off and on all day. I’ve got to say, though, that they are easily the best “phone” company I have ever done business with– this is the only significant problem I’ve had with them in over a year. I can’t say the same for any of the land-line or cell companies I ever dealt with!

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