Skype

 

Skype down: Outage hits popular video chat service


PUBLISHED Wed, November 23, 2016 - 11:16am EST
Credit: Skype


The popular video chat application Skype experienced technical problems on Wednesday, with users around the world reporting difficulties when trying to use the service. The issue was resolved a short time later.





FOR LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook

The problems began just before 11 a.m. ET on Wednesday when users reported having difficulties. Microsoft confirmed in a brief statement on its status page that its Skype service was experiencing technical issues.

"We are aware of an incident with our messaging service. Users could see delays, or failures in chat message delivery and group chat operations," Microsoft said. "Our engineers are on it and we hope to resolve the issue soon. We apologize for problems this may have caused to our customers."

A short time later, Microsoft announced that "the issue has been mitigated" and users were no longer experiencing problems. Other details, such as what caused the issue, were not immediately made public.

Skype is a popular application that provides video chat, voice call and text chat services. Launched 13 years ago, Skype is available in 108 languages around the world and has more than 300 million active users a month.





  United States        1 UPDATES

 

LEAVE COMMENTS



.

AROUND THE WEB




 

LIVE WIRE

Queensland Amber Alert: Young girl taken from Carrara day-care     18 hrs  

Knife and vehicle attack near Beijing leaves 1 dead, 13 injured     1 day  

Ohio Amber Alert: Leah Ross abducted from Gahanna     3 days  

Langara College in Vancouver briefly on lockdown     4 days  

Strong earthquake hits Turkey and Greece, killing at least 2     4 days  






BNO NEWS RADIO





email alerts



Just want the important news? Sign up now for the fastest email alerts from BNO News. Click here to get started!



Happening Now

Trump shushes reporter at White House      4 hrs  

Queensland Amber Alert: Young girl taken from Carrara day-care     18 hrs  

Homes, cars damaged in northern Kentucky floods     1 day  

Car goes off Nashville interstate, lands on train     1 day  

Teens who recorded man drowning will be charged     1 day  





More Live Wire