Microsoft’s most prestigious Skype voice and messaging app experienced a major service disruption from early hours of Monday that crippled the applications core features for most users in the world.
All those Skype users who were already logged-in to their accounts from Sunday i.e. September 20, 2015 experienced this outage on a partial note. But others who were trying to log-in into their accounts on Monday- Sept 21, 2015 early morning were facing the outage till Monday evening. The glitch is showing all contacts as offline, even for users who are actually logged in, making it impossible to place voice calls.
Microsoft says the messaging side of Skype is still mostly working properly, though the company notes that a small number of messages to group chats are not being delivered.
Skype outage has been reported from all over the world via social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Microsoft issued an apology for the inconvenience and disclosed that it has identified the outage and is working to bring back the service to life. It was only after 9:00Pm in the evening that Skype was up on service.
As a matter of fact, over the past week, a number of web outages have plagued some of the most popular services on the web. But this week should be tagged as even worse.
A news sources reported another major outage just few hours after Skype went down. Amazon web services data center in Virginia broke down, forcing a quarter of worlds most popular services, including Netflix, AirBnB and Viber go Offline for almost 4 hours. However, the service was restored within a couple of hours to most users, while some tweeted that they could access the service only after 4 hours of outage.