Is Skype Down?

Is Skype not working for everyone right now? Get current Skype outages, status, timeouts and issue reports today.

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Skype is a proprietary telecommunications application that specializes in providing VoIP-based videotelephony, videoconferencing and voice calls

Skype outage report graph

This chart above shows error reports submitted in the past 24 hours (one day) compared to the recent average over similar days. The status of is marked as "down" when the number of reported errors is significantly higher than the average errors.

Skype website request errors

This graph shows Skype errors and response times for the website over the past day. Website status and slowness is related to downtime for Skype and errors for their site.

More about Skype service

Skype is a proprietary telecommunications application that specializes in providing VoIP-based videotelephony, videoconferencing and voice calls. It also has instant messaging, file transfer, debit-based calls to landline and mobile telephones, and other features. Skype is available on various desktop, mobile and video game console platforms, and is operated by Skype Technologies, a division of Microsoft. As of March 2020, Skype was used by 100 million people on a monthly basis and by 40 million people on a daily basis. First released in August 2003, Skype was the creation of Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis, in cooperation with four Estonian developers. In September 2005, eBay acquired Skype for $2.6 billion. In September 2009, Silver Lake, Andreessen Horowitz, and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board announced the acquisition of 65% of Skype for $1.9 billion from eBay, which attributed to the enterprise a market value of $2.92 billion.

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@Chris_NFToken on 2022-10-19 16:08:10+00
@MarceloFujii @peskypenguins Where can i change back? Website is down, only loading shows up...

@sincerelysebby on 2022-01-31 00:23:04+00
wifi acting up my skype isnt loading

What should I do if Skype is unavailable?
If Skype is UP but you can't load the page, here are some helpful troubleshooting steps:
Try refreshing your browser page or close any accompanying applications and retry opening them.
Check if access to Skype is blocked
Access to Skype may be blocked due to an antivirus or firewall configuration either on your own computer or phone or by an employer or network. Check for anti-virus programs or firewalls installed on your machine. Alternatively, try to use the website or app via another network like one on a mobile phone so you can access Skype.
Clear browser cache and cookies
Try clearing your browser cache and cookies and change the IP address of the computer by disconnecting and reconnecting the internet. Then try to access Skype again.
DNS Cache
To clear the DNS cache on your computer, look up instructions for your specific operating system online. Then try to access the Skype site again.
Web Browser Plugins
If you are still having trouble accessing Skype, you may try to disable web browser plugins (like ad-blockers) which may be interfering with access to Skype