Microsoft acknowledges issues with Skype Instant messaging, team is working on a fix

Laurent Giret

If you have some trouble sending or receiving Skype messages today, you’re not alone. The company has acknowledged an incident affecting Skype Instant Messaging in all markets since 8:30AM PST, and the team is working on a fix.

“Some users might be experiencing problems with instant messages (chat). There might be delays with sending or syncing messages,” the company explained on the Skype Status website. The company will post updates on this page later today, so you may want to keep it in your bookmarks.

It’s been quite some time since Microsoft shared an update, but Skype crossed 300 million monthly active users a couple of years ago. The telecommunications app remains especially popular with “prosumers,” even after Microsoft launched a free version of its Microsoft Teams app. It also helps that Skype now receives frequent updates on all platforms, and the app is also pre-installed on all Windows 10 PCs.

Have you been affected by this Skype incident today, and did you have to switch to another messaging app while Microsoft is working on fix? Let us know in the comments below.