Update: 11:00AM CST – Microsoft says they have identified the network issue which prevented users from logging in and using Skype today. They’re in the process of reconnecting users, and focused on restoring full service. The issue did not affect Skype for Business users.
If you’re having trouble connecting to your contacts in Skype this morning, you are not alone. Microsoft says it has detected an issue that is affecting Skype in “a number of ways.”
If you’re signed in to Skype, you will not be able to change your status and your contacts will all show as offline even if they are online. As a result, you won’t be able to start Skype calls to them..
A small number of messages to group chats are not being delivered, but in most cases you can still instant message your contacts..
If you aren’t signed in to Skype, you may be experiencing difficulty when attempting to sign in. Any changes to your Skype account such as your Credit balance or your profile details might take a little while to be displayed..
You may also have difficulty loading web pages on the Skype Community. For that reason, please check back here for future updates..
Microsoft says it is working on the problem, and hopes to have an update on the video and audio connection services’s status very soon. We’ll keep track of the situation, and will update this post when there’s more information available.