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.

 Some problems detected at Skype

Skype problems in the last 24 hours

Skype Outage Chart 09/18/2020 16:50

September 18: Problems at Skype

Skype is having issues since 11:20 AM EST. Are you also affected? Leave a message in the comments section!

Most Reported Problems:

  • Sign in 42.86% Sign in
  • Messaging 21.43% Messaging
  • App Crashing 17.86% App Crashing
  • Connection 14.29% Connection
  • Video 3.57% Video

Skype Outage Map

The most recent outage reports and issues originated from:
MexicoMexico City App Crashing
EcuadorGuayaquil Sign in
SpainAdra Messaging
MexicoTultitlán de Mariano Escobedo Sign in
CanadaGuelph Sign in
ItalyDipignano Messaging

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Skype Issues Reports

Latest outage, problems and issue reports in social media:
  • CHBernasconiC Claudio Bernasconi (@CHBernasconiC) reported

    @johnObasi7 I don't have Skype right now. My Twitter DMs are open. I'm not sure I can work more on the issue today, but I'm happy to know how I can debug the middleware.

  • mikebaz Michael C. "Vicious, Horrible Person" Bazarewsky (@mikebaz) reported

    for weeks now, Skype hasn't been showing me avatar pictures including my own. The pictures are set, they just don't appear in the Windows 10 app. I don't even know how to report such an issue let alone see it get fixed.

  • billchase2 Chase (@billchase2) reported

    @SkypeSupport Can anyone please help me regain access to my hacked account? I’ve been trying to reach someone for weeks!

  • NicholasHollins knew me. same speed (@NicholasHollins) reported

    @ExpediaDE I have been on hold for 3 hours paying with my own Skype account overseas because the previous person when trying to change my flight I talked to did not email me the information pertaining to my flight change request which is tomorrow! Worst service. Do not use them

  • PurdueIT ITaP (@PurdueIT) reported

    Update: 3:37 p.m.; service should be restored; users will need to log out of Skype for Business and log back in to reconnect.

  • t0eni toni (@t0eni) reported

    tthis whole tiktok/wechat thing reminds me of the fact that 🇦🇪 still has a ban on all voip apps (so basically skype, discord, maybe even zoom?) and the only way i can call my mom is through the country's local shitty video call service that u have to pay a subscription for

  • brissle Brice (@brissle) reported

    @aidThompsin Down for that I’ll be honest I haven’t Zoomed yet however could skype in Or I guess actually zoom

  • Garrison_wrn Warren G (@Garrison_wrn) reported

    @Indiana7Jones Lol it goes down in skype

  • Zoomback4 Zoom (@Zoomback4) reported

    @vaporocean use skype im broken

  • AnusanGuna Arnaud Guna (@AnusanGuna) reported

    @MowliiSama My guy gotta Skype is future wife... seat back down ffs 🥱

  • mtxsw Mike Tickle (@mtxsw) reported

    Made the jump to 100% MS Teams today. Turned off auto-login for Skype and removed from my phone. My team is in utter chaos right now.

  • OrdaNationSprts Jordan. (@OrdaNationSprts) reported

    @iSocialFanz @LynchOnSports @MMAAdvertising Ecamm is Mac only and has a ton of limitations. It’s fine for a low level stream imo. Also comes down to how you’re running it. If you use ecamm live and Skype, you still need a strong Mac. Also, they charge a monthly fee.

  • DrKeithSmith Keith Smith (@DrKeithSmith) reported

    @emmajbradshaw In 2003, Youtube and iPlayer didn't exist yet. Nor did Facebook or Spotify. MSN Messenger dominated online chat. Napster had recently been shut down and Skype was about to launch. No-one had a smartphone. It was a different world, yet seems so recent.

  • naomi_rovnick Naomi Rovnick 歐蜜 (@naomi_rovnick) reported

    @emmavj @Skapinker My family will be vigorously attempting to download Skype and vigorously shouting ‘its your internet that’s not working!’ The PM has some foresight here.

  • skrill Skrill (@skrill) reported

    @Mentor263 Our official communication channels are listed in the Contact us page on our website. NB! Skrill will never ask you for your password or PIN by phone, email, Skype or Social networks. Keep your account secure and only enter your login details on the genuine Skrill site and app.

  • PurdueIT ITaP (@PurdueIT) reported

    This issue is still under investigation. ITaP is in contact with Microsoft, which has received reports of similar issues with its Skype/Teams service from other clients. Continue to follow for updates.

  • eternalRock Li Yufan (@eternalRock) reported

    @Callitoo_kxh @emilyrauhala Absolutely not. That is why I say it is a sad reality. On the other hand, I am old enough to having had a whole bunch of contacts on gtalk, skype, etc. They dried out. For a long time I had tried to help ppl to bypass GFW; few bothered b/c there are easier, censored alternatives

  • ortegaalvin Alvin Ortega (@ortegaalvin) reported

    @christhall @Pocketlint I’m sorry, but in that setting, the volume is too low, I would not recommend it to anyone if it was for the purpose of using any conference app. (Zoom - Skype - Duo ) and I bought 3 of them with the same problem. The volume is too low for any of my children to do a class.


    I couldn't join my tuition [Idk my mum set me up for it] because of internet issues and skype stopped working. I told that to the teacher [The students are in a group chat] and they all put me on seen-

  • research_age The Research Age (@research_age) reported

    @fibonaccirecoil @SilentAgeGame @ThomasRyder99 They advice me to watch people while playing my game for learn how to improve the game. When I had a Skype conference with the team, the game was in a early beta so they didn't talk to me about specific issue to fix. If you like the project, wait for versione 1.1 (out next week)

  • geo_b42 Geo B (@geo_b42) reported

    @thompn4 Microsoft bought Skype and is trying to shut it down/replace it with their Teams product - which is actually pretty good - and seems to be free to download

  • TheCruelBrat Goddess Katie (@TheCruelBrat) reported

    @TittyFinance He paid then tried calling me a catfish and a scammer publicly you really think a goddess is going to want to session after that...I even went on Skype for 1-2 minute to show him I am not a catfish and will skype if he takes it down..he refused. What point are you trying to make

  • Someone_1829 GreenToxicated (@Someone_1829) reported

    I have a man o war wireless headset and everytime i join a voice channel everythjng becomes super loud but it only happens at discord, it doesnt happen at any other platforms like zoom or skype. I’ve tried uninstalling razer synapse but it didn’t do anything. Please help @discord

  • TheCruelBrat Goddess Katie (@TheCruelBrat) reported

    @TittyFinance He was begging me to take his money again and I said no I’m not interested or going on Skype until he takes it down. I am a goddess I don’t get ordered what to do no matter what!👌 you subs need to remember your place

  • TheCruelBrat Goddess Katie (@TheCruelBrat) reported

    @TittyFinance I told him if he doesn’t take down the post lying he isn’t getting it, I went on Skype for a minute to show I am willing and said now take it down or we are not finishing, he didn’t take it down so I blocked how did I scam him...

  • carlarjenkins Carlarjenkins (@carlarjenkins) reported

    @SkypeSupport I am experiencing Startup_Load_Error error messages whenever I try to login. Please help me. Thanks.

  • maliphillzxx malison le strange (@maliphillzxx) reported

    Anyone else having a problem not referring to Zoom as Skype? #oldfart

  • SxxGoddess666 GODDESSxxABBY (@SxxGoddess666) reported

    Which one of pindicks are gonna $end money so daddy can get his Jack Daniels fix. $30 send now and he may dm or Skype with you if you prove your pathetic self. $phoebear21

  • lucanojade Dr. Sarit K. Das 🍃 (@lucanojade) reported

    @Skype suddenly Today, I found that my account linked with yahoo mail id account is not working - "That @Microsoft account doesn’t exist. Enter a different account or get a new one." It worked last week! I have had lot of contacts and chat details. How to retrieve or restore?????

  • clovrecich Christian Lovrecich (@clovrecich) reported from Tampa, Florida

    1/3 The money is on the list 📧 Microsoft didn't buy Skype out because they couldn't replicate the software, they bought them out because of the user base. Your email list is your personal ATM. Let's say your email list consists of 100,000 people. You sit down and send them an