If Skype has been down for you, you are not alone. Millions of Skype users are reporting that they are having problems with accessing the service. The downtime seems to have occurred a few hours ago and is continuing to plague users.
The official Skype account has been updating users about the progress through Twitter, here is what they have had to say so far:
Some of you may have problems signing in to Skype we’re investigating, and we’re sorry for the disruption to your conversations
Our engineers and site operations team are working non-stop to get things back to normal thanks for your continued patience
Downtimes to such services can cause a lot of problems. Hopefully, the team at Skype are working over-time to fix this problem. If you are locked out of Skype, you can try accessing Skype online to see if it helps. We’ll update this post when more news becomes available.
Update: Skype is still down and make take several hours to come up again. Skype has written a post about the problem and it seems to be something of a problem with their phone directories, which they call supernodes.
Skype engineers engineers are creating new mega-supernodes as fast as they can, which should gradually return things to normal.
Another update on their Twitter page says:
Skype is now gradually returning to normal we expect it may take several hours for everyone to be able to sign in again, however