Skype, the telecommunications app from Microsoft, has been experiencing
widespread troubles since 9.15 am GMT. The users of Skype were not able
to change their status and the all the contacts were displayed as being
offline even if they were signed in. users were unable to call each
other through the app as well.
The update from Microsoft in its
Heartbeat site states that engineers have identified the glitch in
coding which lead to this worldwide outage and are working of fixing it
very soon. The report also mentions that Business Users of Skype were
not affected and full service would be restored soon.
Many users worldwide also complained that they were unable to sign into
the app and messages to groups were not being delivered too. Skype
currently has about 600 million registered users worldwide, with 300
million active each month.
As the melt down of the free voice and video calling app agitated many
and complaints poured into social media. The competitors of Skype,
TeamSpeak and Room, took a great advantage of this golden opportunity to
advertise on their own similar apps.
Microsoft has also informed users that any changes in their profile
details and credit balances might experience a few delays before showing
Skype, bought by Microsoft in 2011, is not the only company to make
headlines for the reason – last week; Twitter was caught in a similar
situation. The desktop client of Twitter went blank for nearly an hour.
Amazon web services was another company last week that experienced
internet issues. Amazon users were the worst affected with important
entertainment services like Medium, Buffer, Viber and NetFlix stopped
working. Both the issues caused nightmares for many users around the
world and have been fixed now and are available.