Update January 13, 2021 at 4:07 p.m.: The situation seems to have improved on the Skype side. At the editorial office, communications have been re-established, and the connection is going smoothly. On Down Detector, the reports dropped significantly, dropping below the 10-speed mark around 3:50 p.m. For the moment, Skype has not officially reacted to this outage.
Skype is the victim of a serious breakdown this Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Since the beginning of the afternoon, it is very difficult to connect and send messages. Same problem for videoconferences.
If you’re currently struggling to relaunch Skype on a loop or can’t understand why your coworkers aren’t responding to your incessant messages, that’s okay. As evidenced by numerous testimonies on the Down Detector site, Skype is down this Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
Since the beginning of the afternoon, it is very difficult to connect to the service, while messages arrive at their recipient several minutes after sending. According to user complaints, video conferences are also disrupted by this outage. “I cannot contact my colleagues on Skype which no longer works on my phone. How about your day? ”, quips a user.
In writing, we experience the same difficulties in communicating, even if a few messages manage to slip through the cracks. In addition, several members of the editorial staff suffered untimely disconnections. In these cases, you must go through the reconnection box, hoping to be able to access the service again.
On the Down Detector site, damage reports have skyrocketed, from ten at 2 p.m. to 192 at 3 p.m.. As evidenced by the interactive map on Down Detector, the outage seems to mainly affect users residing in large cities, such as Paris, Marseille or London in the United Kingdom.
Several British users are complaining about the outage on Twitter. “@SkypeSupport, can you quickly try to resolve the issue? I trusted your platform to teach and it’s been out of service for 45 minutes now. Please make at least an update on the situation so that we can organize ourselves ”, claims a user on Twitter.
We’ll keep you posted on any further development, and update this article when Skype services are restored.