Published: Wed, June 21, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Skype suffering continued connectivity issues across Europe

Skype suffering continued connectivity issues across Europe

The popular video chat platform is experiencing a global outage following recent updates by Microsoft.

According to downdetector.co.za, problems with the app started at around 9:15 this morning (local time) and have persisted since.

We're trying to get more information now from Microsoft, and will update as it arrives.

The problems began overnight, when software giant Microsoft - which owns the Skype brand - said on its official Skype blog it was, "aware of an incident where users will either lose connectivity to the application and may be unable to send or receive messages".

Despite claiming at around 1.45am United Kingdom time that the connectivity issues had been resolved, problems are continuing into Tuesday.

If you've been having trouble using Skype, you're not alone.

Skype crashed for millions of people around the world late yesterday.

Filling the informational void, some sites, including Panda Security and CNET, are reporting a DDoS attack may be the cause. At 7AM GMT this morning, the heartbeat blog was updated: "We're aware users are still experiencing problems - we're looking into this!"

Online communication tool Skype is down for thousands of users and Microsoft is reportedly working on a fix.

Down Detector is now being flooded with comments from users all across Europe, reporting the incident.

Skype Support tweeted: 'There is an ongoing incident affecting the ability to connect to the application.

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