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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.

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October 20: Problems at Skype

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

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  • kekondrlik Frankenstein is the Dr. Kristin Kondrlik (@kekondrlik) reported

    This also helps w/one of the issues during one of my interviews: Skype was glitchy, and I had to ask to have questions repeated multiple times. I could tell that the committee was getting annoyed, and it made me incredibly flustered. Questions before would have helped for sure.

  • RiosBrandhon Brandhon Rios (@RiosBrandhon) reported

    @SkypeSupport calls between users are failing don't arrive please fix it

  • spear_lindsay Spooky Henchman (@spear_lindsay) reported

    @pastorroshi Ohhh man I miss that joke! Call someone on Skype to help explain the joke with you by doing it!

  • glutenfreevomit carm (@glutenfreevomit) reported

    hell is having to skype chat with a neurotypical 40 year old yoga instructor who doesn’t understand computers or auditory processing issues while also having control issues 🙃 i want to die

  • rynocologist23 TheRynocologist23 (@rynocologist23) reported

    @streamlabs @steveislegend The issue we've seen with 0.18.5 seem to be related to using window capture. 50%+ frame loss and RAM usage jumps significantly. Streaming without a window capture for us seems unaffected. Streaming with Warcraft or just Skype is impossible.

  • paul_paschal Paul Hughes (@paul_paschal) reported

    feeling desperately uncool after my nephew on skype asks to see my 'toys' and all i have to show him are tiny terrible sculptures

  • glasscity1837 Robby (@glasscity1837) reported

    @Simon818 @mohaneds Unfortunately Skype really is the only solution that’s accessible across windows and mobile devices. Well at least until now I guess, given the issues you’re experiencing. I tend not to use my PC much for voice communications except for when I use TeamSpeak.

  • SFabiani67 Sandra Fabiani (@SFabiani67) reported

    @consultingbatch I Skype every day with my dad and most of the time it’s a nightmare. And since Mycrosoft took over, the customer service is a disaster.

  • DavidRKepple Dave Kepple (@DavidRKepple) reported

    @HoneyBadger4517 Thank you YouTube was not being happy with OBS, I switched to Periscope. At present it appears Periscope works better but I'm still having issues imbedding Skype. I expect next by Sunday I will have it figured out.

  • rjamar RjAmar (@rjamar) reported

    @AskAnshul bro I am trying to contact you on skype.. I am from Punjab and want to contribute in #PKDMission #AskAnshul let me help you there!

  • pablobangdi Ektwities (@pablobangdi) reported

    This is the problem with nigeria.focus on another company .There are lots of chinese companies looking for english tutor with skype from anywhere..

  • mzw007 Chance Heston (@mzw007) reported

    They use a service similar to Skype...

  • ThiagoG31072006 Thiago Gama (@ThiagoG31072006) reported

    @Skype Hi my skype account was blocked because of a profile picture I used, I tried to unlock it and I can't, I wanted some help to access my skype account.

  • nickncs_cP Nick S. (nickncs cP) (@nickncs_cP) reported

    @JedHarlenHall I dont think I have skype login anymore.

  • DelaneyMaeXXX DelaneyMae (@DelaneyMaeXXX) reported

    But b4 I do: I want to try & avoid this, by offering a killer deal to help me: For the 1st (& only) 6 people who can send $200 by Oct 31, I’m offering 1 hr Skype (split however you prefer) or all icloud nudes + never before seen nudes from sr year of HS

  • Iesbianeevee (ง'̀-'́)ง (@Iesbianeevee) reported

    @ange1ics if we skype, I think we could have some good buddy commucation. :)) ( i can even turn down my dubstep music in the background if you want...)

  • kavangelo Nonso Jideofor (@kavangelo) reported

    @SkypeSupport I’ve refilled the form and provided detailed account of the challenge and error messages I get. The ticket number for this request is: 1486213469.

  • MsVanitySin Ms. Vanity Sin🔗🐍🤘🏻😈 (@MsVanitySin) reported

    I couldn't make time for phone/Skype sessions tonight due to intermittent nausea and pain on my left *****. Winding down for bed now. 😣

  • Jual061 nazmul (@Jual061) reported

    I NEED HELP ABOUT CAID 4A02 skype nazmul606091

  • 21Rampages armeera (@21Rampages) reported

    ugh wtf is wrong with my skype im done with my mic not working there tbh

  • RetroMacCast James (@RetroMacCast) reported

    @thyechean Yes, I’m not happy with that. There was an issue hijacking Skype.

  • psiodyne yim 🍑 (@psiodyne) reported

    never gonna forget the time i accidentally stepped on broken glass on a skype call in 2014

  • doug_lee42 doug_lee42 (@doug_lee42) reported

    @aviator1865 I reported this a while back through the Microsoft feedback form. It might help for others to do likewise. It started in Skype 8.53. It is an accessibility reporting bug; files are not being sent.

  • ricecatte 🎀 (@ricecatte) reported

    i was going thru the apps on my phone to do a lil clear up and i opened skype and found some 6 year old conversations w/ bf and like 70% of them is asking eachother if the call is still up bc we always had sound/vid problems hkhkhk

  • HuskyHog Daniel Lingen (@HuskyHog) reported

    @overomega @beebesharkey @MrSharkey I’m down to Skype or discord tomorrow

  • MatthewBulgo Matthew Bulgo (@MatthewBulgo) reported

    @VinayPatel @theatre503 Argh, sorry mate. A scaled-down finger puppet version performed by the writer via Skype can be arranged upon request.

  • BUFFM0NA_BOT buff mona (@BUFFM0NA_BOT) reported

    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.

  • Darkmanjey Jason (@Darkmanjey) reported

    @DanielleDarrian #Skype because I rarely get technical issues

  • jmassengale John Massengale AIA CNU 🚶🏼‍♂️🚶🏼‍♂️🚶🏼‍♂️ (@jmassengale) reported

    @AppleSupport: iOS 13 broke my earphone connector that worked w/ no problem until I installed iOS 13. After I installed iOS 13, within 1 second of putting in the connector, Siri would open. Phone couldn't make calls w/ the connector in place, including cell, Skype & Google voice.

  • courosa Dr. Alec Couros (@courosa) reported

    Hey @skypesupport I sent all the info. you asked for but these fake accounts are still there. This morning another victim - a woman who sent $9000 AUSD to one of these scammers. Until you eliminate these accounts, @microsoft is complicit in this fraudulent activity. Fix it!

  • GodsArchimime The Cosmic Mother (@GodsArchimime) reported

    i remember one time i met this guy down nc and the ancestors told me to marry him (twas a no for me, son). anyway, one day i was mad depressed and we were on skype or some shit and he shifted the phone towards the trees that were "waving" at me in the wind and i was lifted.

  • oujisamas luc @ namkanda (@oujisamas) reported

    @runeslayer Im a nonthreatening revolutionist boy, come talk to me on Skype! talk to me on skype about your problems as a burnish i sympathize i’m taking arson studies. I took race studies I know what ‘systematic’ means. Man I’m so horny today. Sorry. I’m sorry. I feel so bad. I just came ou

  • vveerrggee verge_ebooks (@vveerrggee) reported

    Microsoft will fix Skype voice calls ahead of

  • southpole001 sodeke hutman (@southpole001) reported

    @AdekolaAdemol16 @chemicallbrodar @iamblobz @starring_pr @_valkiing @litniyih @farouq_yahaya @iamvictor__ @Alex_Houseof308 @OlukorodeOre You fit jam Jonathan there oo. Osibanjo too. Atiku has court case so may be on a call to Adeboye. Buhari might be doing Skype convincing him not to pray for Atiku.Dangote have businesses that need prayer. Sanwo olu might help you point finger at Daddy church incase you miss road

  • oderofrancis Francis Odero (@oderofrancis) reported

    @SkypeSupport Can't reset my password. I think my account was hacked cause the phone verification number available isn't mine. Please help.

  • oderofrancis Francis Odero (@oderofrancis) reported

    @Skype hello, I got logged out from Skype, trying to reset m6 password but can't get through and I noticed that the verification phone number available isn't mine so I can't reset through my number. Please help. Thanks

  • linaraus 🌸 (@linaraus) reported from Putrajaya, Putrajaya

    I had a problem with my desktop and the IT guy skype-ed me to ask about it and he asked for my phone number. And I gave him my cellphone number. He is actually asking for my extension number (if any). 🙃 Never been so stupid I-

  • 8rockets júpiter (@8rockets) reported

    Not skype shutting down while I was explaining something messy to Alex connected to [redacted]

  • Paul_Lance Paul Lance (@Paul_Lance) reported

    @ClassifiedTrad1 Sorry tweeting this Skype down, we holding ba weekend

  • Paloctaliban88 Hungoulash 🇭🇺🇻🇦 (@Paloctaliban88) reported

    @StrutGrebe @Ab__Elba @Real_Xi_Jinping My grandad legit cant use skype but still pirates down movies tho

  • OTFrontiers OTFrontiers (@OTFrontiers) reported

    @NicolaJ88 We are really sorry Nicola we're having IT issues so are going to be unable to connect via Skype today. Message has been sent to people on Skype. Jennifer has agreed to share her slides after the talk.

  • kevin_wilkinson Kevin Wilkinson (@kevin_wilkinson) reported

    The only way is up! Or down, next cohort, Australia! Let's hope Skype is broken and I have to go there....

  • SeamusCaulfiel1 Seamus Caulfield (@SeamusCaulfiel1) reported

    @VodafoneIreland I would like to highlight the erratic broadband service received on 15/10/19 from 14:30-15:00. In the middle of an important work call, my Skype connection became totally unusable. Totally unacceptable. I had a LAN from router to laptop. This should not happen.

  • BUFFM0NA_BOT buff mona (@BUFFM0NA_BOT) reported

    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.

  • JobberkNocker Jobber Knocker Wrestling Podcast (@JobberkNocker) reported

    That hogan Skype call was chopped to bits, that was terrible tv! #SmackDown

  • bugsandcrows Simon✨🌈 (@bugsandcrows) reported

    I was laying down on my bed, tired af, almost asleep and i guess I clicked on a video that had the Skype call ring on it, and I though to myself. "Wake up ***** your gf is calling you." Then it hit me. Im single.

  • thejimu jimu (@thejimu) reported

    @AppleSupport issues with Catalina so far (MPB2018 non-touchbar): 1) After few hours of use NO apps load (Cannot open “App” error) 2) @firefox randomly stops opening new tabs 3) no screenshare or cam functions work in Line or @Skype 4) @ohmyzsh zsh fork error when open terminal

  • crookedbajoran spooky the kid (@crookedbajoran) reported

    with leia waking up next to han and muttering "what a terrible nightmare" as she gets out of bed and goes to space skype with rey finn and poe (aka her only children) to make sure they're all eating enough at jedi summer camp with uncle luke

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  • richardhorsman Richard Horsman (@richardhorsman) reported

    WOW, that Skype chat conversation between those pilots is not going to help Boeing's defence of the MCAS on the 737 MAX.

  • phase_gamer Phase (@phase_gamer) reported

    I'm still gonna have a Skype call with @SonicGamerBrony tonight, but I'm going to calm down first

  • Joshua677905628 Joshua66 (@Joshua677905628) reported

    @SkypeSupport your customer service is useless

  • ceejaya73 Ceria 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@ceejaya73) reported

    Trying to Skype my dying brother in law in Tasmania in his final hours but BT internet is down and I’ve been on hold for an advisor for 90 minutes! Shame on you BT! @bt_uk

  • ceejaya73 Ceria 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@ceejaya73) reported

    Trying to Skype my dying brother in law in Tasmania in his final hours but BT internet is down and I’ve been on hold for an advisor for 90 minutes! Shame on you BT!

  • teri_marx_ki Ali Mehdi Zaidi (@teri_marx_ki) reported

    @baewafa2 Yaar im available with whatever or whenever you guys want to sit down for a chat - it'll have to be Skype though.

  • blaunder Bryan (@blaunder) reported

    @SkypeSupport I'm not doing anymore work on this, if you bill me somehow I will report it and not pay. Otherwise this is a you problem and I dont have time to mess with it.

  • pallet_towns feral support main (@pallet_towns) reported

    @springxshinee I have to use outlook & Skype for work bc ups thinks google & slack aren’t “”secure”” and honestly it’s like I’m doing the time warp every time I sit down at my desk

  • MrMikeD42 Boogaloo Zoo (@MrMikeD42) reported

    @weregator All to often the recordings are terrible. You get some people who are easy to hear, some who maybe mumble, or some that sound like they're far off. It's even worse when the recording medium is Skype or Discord

  • Mike504Saints Mike Mills (@Mike504Saints) reported

    @mmoorewriter It was so great. I just wish I knew how the hell it happened! It was a Skype glitch that was the greatest thing ever!

  • kellywchris Kelly Christopherson🔥 (@kellywchris) reported

    @gcouros @shaunabd You could also do a Skype session with another class to exchange problems or challeng each other to solve problems and then record the process for solving via any number of formats. #saskedchat