Is Skype down?

Skype is an instant messaging app that provides online text message and video chat services. Users may transmit both text and video messages and may exchange digital documents such as images, text, and video. Skype allows video conference calls.

 Problems detected at Skype

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April 08: Problems at Skype

Skype is having issues since 04:00 PM GMT. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments.

Most Reported Problems:

  • Sign in 40.74% Sign in
  • Connection 30.86% Connection
  • Messaging 22.22% Messaging
  • Multimedia 3.70% Multimedia
  • Glitches 1.23% Glitches
  • Video 1.23% Video

Skype Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:
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Skype Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • quentin_vole Quentin Vole (@quentin_vole) reported

    @penny__traitor @ukipwebmaster @JamesDelingpole @michaelgove @BorisJohnson @ZacGoldsmith @DavidDavisMP Of course, plumbers are never going to fix a leak over Skype. But by the same token MANY jobs do not depend on physical presence, as we now see clearly. After CoVid there will be significantly fewer working 9-5 at a desk, at least 10%, maybe a lot more.

  • proogs Peter Scandrett (@proogs) reported

    @cawhitworth it seems you can't merge Skype accounts either, so this could get messy. I think I'll leave it until I have more mental capacity to fight it all. I always seem to have problems with Microsoft products.

  • BakkTron Michael Bakke (@BakkTron) reported

    @AdamSchefter These GM's are all rich. Hire a cleaning service to clean a garage or other room away from house (they all have big house w garages I bet) Then IT sets up and leaves. Cleaning service comes again. Then you draft and Skype etc in anyone for tech questions. Not super hard

  • Catherine_md_ catherine (@Catherine_md_) reported

    @juroberts_julia No. But cannot see that there is a problem in principle. The important stuff, discussions about sentences, taking instructions can still take place via skype etc.

  • Finumus1 Finumus (@Finumus1) reported

    @value_invest12 I don't really understand how to call people with it... I have to phone them and tell them I've sent them an invitation. W/ Skype I just call them. The problem might be that I'm over 30, of course.

  • lacunalingua 𝑀𝒾𝓈𝑔𝒾𝓋𝒾𝓃𝑔𝓈 (@lacunalingua) reported

    @Ita99 No. Trying to get her to skype on her computer is beyond her ken, even with my brother and niece there to help her. 😭 But I talk to her on the phone and we email each other all the time!

  • proogs proogs (@proogs) reported

    @cawhitworth Thanks. I've managed to get the program installed, which tells me I'm not on Teams yet, and gets me to sign in to set it up, which tells me I'm not on Teams yet, so I should sign in... etc. My brother had the bright idea of me signing into the Teams site with my skype login...

  • CLane_89 Chris (@CLane_89) reported

    @Yorkshire_G That’s awesome! I’ve introduced an IT Surgery via Skype. Basically the Business can speak to us twice about anything IT related or even if they want someone else to talk too. Went down really well today! Trying to think of other things too!

  • TlMBERWOLVES Will (@TlMBERWOLVES) reported

    @Kikstiks3 I mean I have half a billion options. Zoom, Skype, Lifesize... I'm just trying to accomodate what my students say they have, but it's not working out as well as I'd hoped lol

  • llcoooljonas Just Jay. (@llcoooljonas) reported

    @eclectic_soul Take a nap and after work, we can skype if you want to get your yoda love fix.

  • floweritachi 𝚜𝚊𝚗𝚍𝚢 𝚌𝚕𝚊𝚞𝚜𝚎 (@floweritachi) reported


  • hannahturl Hannah (@hannahturl) reported

    @piersmorgan Bad idea! Whilst I appreciate some people are lonely! This song signifies truly hard times of potentially (if lucky) not seeing a loved one for months or years! We have a few weeks maybe couple of months lock down and most people have Skype, FaceTime etc! It doesn’t feel genuine!

  • ArmyStrang American Propagandist (@ArmyStrang) reported

    I don't LIKE Skype for Business, but it's so far better than teams. I dislike software that tries to do too much in one app because you don't have one thing break, you have one break that takes down everything

  • AndyOwens85 Andy Owens (@AndyOwens85) reported

    If you're struggling and need someone to talk to, don't be embarrassed or afraid. Reach out to me (Zoom, Skype, phone, whatever) and I'll do the best that I can within reasonable limits to help.

  • business_janes Jane’s Business (@business_janes) reported

    Who wants to help out a broke student I’m selling my nudes, Skype, Snapchat and my ******* so DM ME 😉😈💦💦

  • Hardest_Gainer Hardest Gainer (@Hardest_Gainer) reported

    @Gaylondon3 Don’t see that as a problem really .. Skype does wonders for my UK subs

  • DoNotAtMe_ TRY NOT TO @ ME (@DoNotAtMe_) reported

    @_Saniiiii Help with a teams transition from Skype

  • newmethos newmethos (@newmethos) reported

    Anyway, MacOS relies on Input 1 for all of the FaceTime/Dictation system level apps (as apparently does Skype), so I solved the problem where my mic worked just fine, except, you know in FaceTime.

  • K_Simms_ Meek ❤️ (@K_Simms_) reported

    Literally getting paid today to be on skype listening to these people try to fix technical issues

  • sfrancisatx Scott Francis (@sfrancisatx) reported

    @mandoescamilla @omarg @cra Watched someone trying to pitch their company have the whole pitch fail due to skype issues. Then google hangouts, fail x2. Buyer just decided they didn’t know how to make their shit work. Ouch. Ie, how would they fare in a sales cycle, etc. (over a year ago btw).

  • spacedognj Billy Malcolm (@spacedognj) reported

    @comcastcares No that does not help. Sending me to a generic office 365 page does not help. I want to use comcast business voice edge to make calls from teams. Just like it used to work for Skype for business

  • OG_Cypha OG Cypha (@OG_Cypha) reported

    @ferrarihothot Not saying one is better than the other, but Microsoft has lost the confidence of a lot of companies since the days of Skype and Lynx. Satya is a visionary, for sure, but Microsoft still has their core problems.

  • mie_astrup Mie Astrup Jensen (@mie_astrup) reported

    My Catholic friend and I are having an isolation Skype multi-faith dinner tonight. I attended an online #Pesach #Seder and texted 'we're out of Egypt, I'm ready' She's attending an online #Easter service and replied 'wait! Jesus only just arrived in Jerusalem'. Happy holidays!

  • sfrancisatx Scott Francis (@sfrancisatx) reported

    @omarg I mean, honestly, skype is horrible. Haven’t used discord. I’ve not had a problem-free multiparty call on skype in years.

  • rajrup_das Rajrup Das (@rajrup_das) reported

    @SkypeSupport About a week or so ago i DM you about a problem that problem isn't solved yet check that and report it to Microsoft developers please

  • mxhavokk maggieeeeeeeeeeee (@mxhavokk) reported

    If anyone out there is good at geometry and wants to skype later to help me finish my math homework I’ll pay you in social distance hugs

  • _laurengram lil boot (@_laurengram) reported

    And work is finally slowing down cuz more people are doing Skype.. a ***** was working 6 days cuz of this shit

  • zissou47 Dustin (@zissou47) reported

    @jtylerconway Exactly. Make it a Skype debate. Whoever can figure out how to turn a computer on and login wins.

  • nancy_groh Nancy Groh (@nancy_groh) reported

    @OnPointRadio I tuned in late this morning and heard you say "I'll be talking on Skype to" total static. Your voice again, "and also to" more static. Heard you briefly again, then only static the rest of the show. My phone statics the radio, so I assume yours also. Help!

  • RudolphUcker 𝚠𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚠𝚊𝚜 𝚒𝚝 𝚖𝚞𝚎𝚜𝚕𝚒 (@RudolphUcker) reported

    The problem with a daily update is we get the same - or very similar - questions EVERY BLOODY DAY from reporters who demonstrate how pointless they are without ‘new’ news to feed off. I really wish they’d just stay away from the Skype camera and return to their watercolours.

  • CptMutant Captain Mutant 💫 🖖 (@CptMutant) reported

    @just2goodYT because the quality is better than Skype. but there are serious privacy issues with the app, the T&C and the company itself. however it is possible humans no longer care about privacy, hence its popularity... and Google's... and Facebook...

  • _Rbot_ Rooben.avi (@_Rbot_) reported

    Im in a skype call called actual Mishas please help me

  • Rajrani04176918 Rajrani (@Rajrani04176918) reported

    Thos people Intrested in paid cam service... Direct msg on my Skype... Note.. Time pass people stay away from me

  • MsChristinaArgg Miss Christina R.👽💚 (@MsChristinaArgg) reported

    my new snap was so poppin yesterday im pretty sure the haters got it shut down. we shall see in 24hours i still have ft, skype, kik, lovense, AND my OG snap. hit my DMs 🤪

  • crowcircus Rebel Cynical Evil Evil Baby (@crowcircus) reported

    @JuniperGatari Im a nonthreatening feminist boy, come talk to me on Skype! talk to me on skype about your problems as a woman i sympathize i’m taking womens studies. I took women’s studies I know what ‘systematic’ means. Man I’m so horny today. Sorry. I’m sorry. I feel so bad. I just came out a

  • warwicklibrary Warwick Uni Library (@warwicklibrary) reported

    Also, for PGRs who need help finishing that article or chapter - get academic writing support each Tuesday via Skype!

  • retrorockreview Retro Rock Reviews Podcast (@retrorockreview) reported

    @spreaker I am on Anchorman plan. When I have a guest join me on @Skype, why can’t they hear things playing from my Spreaker Studio, like effects, tracks & playlist. Makes for awkward timing! Please help!

  • hawk_ebooks hawk_ebooks (@hawk_ebooks) reported

    I'm so glad i remember my login info, skype

  • eltigrefranco frank (@eltigrefranco) reported

    I’m not religious, but like, why don’t churches just have skype calls for church gatherings or some other video conference platform. Stop going to church. Quarantine. Contact your local pastor and see if they can set something like this up or if you can help them do that.


    IDIOT! People Can Get HOPE By Praying at HOME, Reading Their Bibles (or Other Religious Books) AT HOME Or Having a Service Through Skype, Zoom or other Tech means. They Must be told again, #savelivesstayhome #NHSWorkers are Already Overwhelmed!

  • Rajrani04176918 Rajrani (@Rajrani04176918) reported

    Paid cam service available now.. Boys didn't join me on Skype.. Time pass people stay away from me

  • woozyyloo loo roll (@woozyyloo) reported

    the past week has really been me either crying, in pain, or trying to help my boomer relatives use skype/zoom/facetime agonisingly over the phone

  • _girlthats_tiny Tiny💕🌻 (@_girlthats_tiny) reported

    @kloveeeeeeem Ugh Idk I was smoking got done computer shut down and I forgot to pull up my skype so she text me and I sent a picture quick to let her know I’m on & BOOM😂

  • IYKYK91 LUVEXMNOT (@IYKYK91) reported

    In a Skype work meeting naked from the waist down . Pure freedom 😁

  • DaedelusJoatmon dae dae 🧢 (@DaedelusJoatmon) reported

    @GerberKawasaki Zoom seems dangerous ...too many chatting apps that can easily implement group video chat. Group facetime will kill zoom. Then you got msft teams, maybe they rebrand skype, etcetc n then the security issues to top it off... they have no moat. Zm is hot rn but not without risks

  • seananmcguire Seanan McGuire (@seananmcguire) reported

    Elsie has firmly claimed my lap. None of the people I normally Skype when I'm trapped like this are online. Only Skype annoys the cat enough to make her get down. This is how I die.

  • EseDevlin Devlin (@EseDevlin) reported

    So many problems with Skype. 1. Silent notifications for messages 2. No place to stop automatic video recording during calls. 3. Poorer video and voice calls in relation to other services Sad.

  • sjvn S. Vaughan-Nichols (@sjvn) reported

    @BrideOfLinux @drewscorner @jitsinews @nixcraft The hosted version does indeed seem to be holding up well. That said, it doesn't have even 1% of the load that Zoom, Teams, Skype, etc. are coping with. I wish I could find an open-source video-conference program or service I can recommend, so far I haven't.

  • Gawny7789 Gawny7789 l Pirate Goomba (@Gawny7789) reported

    @feemcbee Get them to set you up on one. If you have a Skype login you can use that just the same I believe.

  • Charliekneen Charlie Kneen (@Charliekneen) reported

    @ThreeUKSupport 5G broadband. It's been this way for a few weeks. Fine when connected to Lan but struggling to have 2 Skype Calls and a third person browsing the internet which shouldn't be a problem given the speed we have

  • HerrSalkin AC Salkin NH (@HerrSalkin) reported

    Windows 10 itself will not recognize DC properly, so the preinstalled version of Skype wont either. But there is a OTHER downloadable of Skype, which seems to work perfectly with DroidCam. This might not be a fix, but an easy workaround as this Skype is superior in generell.

  • HerrSalkin AC Salkin NH (@HerrSalkin) reported

    I encountered a Skype problem as many others did. Cause you cant find a proper fix on the internet for this, i thought it would be great to post it here. (Thread 1/2)

  • Fleischmarket David Fleischer (@Fleischmarket) reported

    @johnsemley3000 @HouseOfCatRat I also have online meetings drop out occasionally. I'm on Rogers but too I don't know that the issue them as opposed to Skype or the voodoo of who knows how many people in my neighbourhood doing essentially the same thing at the same time. Just one more fun, new thing.

  • Sam_Dorsett Sam Dorsett (@Sam_Dorsett) reported

    @Babs_SP He don’t help himself with the Joshua claims, wanking on skype, even now with the 5G shite. But I think that’s used as an excuse to warrant their racism. I know because I’ve seen it.

  • saurabh1511 SaM (@saurabh1511) reported

    @rajnathsingh Use 'Microsoft Team/ Skype' instead of 'Zoom' for Video Conference (VC) as it is a Chinese Software and have security issues and most probably data is routed to Chinese PLA. @PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia @HMOIndia

  • NSMyself João Pereira (@NSMyself) reported

    @Dimillian It's been a while since I've used Hangouts but IIRC it struggled with far less people and the video quality wasn't good. Same goes for Skype + terrible UI. Having sad that @basthomas recommended @jitsinews recently and it was very nice

  • maryceramsey Maryce Ramsey (@maryceramsey) reported

    Having talked my 85 yo Mom through Facebook, Skype and issues with the census over the phone, I’d like to nominate this guy for a medal (and get his number so I can slip it to my Mom for her tech support.) @LosFreaklander

  • Francesca95_ fran (@Francesca95_) reported

    @Skype tryna sort out issues with my back cause I’m overseas and you’ve blocked me out of my @Outlook account absolutely mint help you’s are and I paid 10 pound wooop 😀 Absolutely useless

  • EvidenceMatters Evidence Matters (be social, keep your distance) (@EvidenceMatters) reported

    @dominiccampbell If you used Skype - it would help your deaf friends/family/colleagues keep in touch because of live subtitles. (I've only ever used this with video tbh but can't think of a reason why this wouldn't work. Must try it tho' as a lip-reader, I need video.)

  • fancy_schmancy Farah (@fancy_schmancy) reported

    @HakamAhmxd You’ve lost me there mate! Hahaha Again, this is just a skype syntax. It has nothing to do with our coding so this won’t cause any error. Hanya perbualan saja 😉