It’s not just you, Microsoft owned VOIP service, Skype is suffering from an outage.
And the bad news is this appears to be a worldwide outage.
The service has been out for several hours. Users have been complaining about the issue on social networks. Skype officially acknowledged the service outage, on Twitter.
Well, the use of the emoji certainly seems to lighten the mood. Here is the official statement from Skype. Apparently, users are unable to change their status, and even the contacts are being displayed incorrectly as offline. This prevents users from making calls, although it does seem that instant messaging still works, but whether your [...]
Skype is back in the spotlight once more, and it is not for a good reason.
The Microsoft owned VOIP service, is having a major issue: Spoofed messages.
If you aren’t familiar with the term, Spoofed messages refer to texts which appear to be sent from a known source, but they are not.
And it only gets worse from here, apparently this issue isn’t new. Yes, hard to believe isn’t it? This thread at the Skype Community Forums was created three weeks ago. According to the user this is the problem:
I received a message earlier today from a friend on my contact list whom I don’t normally have Skype conversations with. [...]
Skype for Web beta is now available for all users.
The browser version of Skype, debuted last week and was only available for users in the U.S. and the U.K.
Now that Microsoft’s VOIP web service is available for everyone, I decided to give it a shot. And I have to say I’m quite impressed with it.
Just head over to www.skype.com or web.skype.com and login with your existing id.
You will be greeted with the following message, the first time you sign-in to Skype for Web beta.
Once you sign-in, you will find that it already has all the conversations and your contacts ready, so can start using Skype right [...]
Microsoft has made Skype for Web Beta available to all users in the US and UK.
It was only a couple of days ago that, Skype for Outlook.com was rolled out.
And now the Redmond company is rolling out a pretty great feature to its existing VOIP service. If you have used Skype, you would be aware that the service is only accessible via the Skype desktop application and mobile apps.
Ever wished you could access Skype from your desktop browser? Now you can do so. Just head over to Skype.com or web.skype.com, and sign in to use the service in your browser. It isn’t actually a new project from Redmond, Skype for Web was announced way back in November [...]