Skype Messaging app is having a global outage, linked to Microsoft Edge update?

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Skype communication app is down across the globe,

Popular communications application Skype experienced an outage across the world on Monday. Numerous users are currently complaining on social media that they are not able to sign in.

“We’re a bit overloaded right now…Please try again later, or download Skype to use it anytime,” Skype wrote on its website.

Skype has noted in their update Skype presence issues of September 21, 2015. that

Some of you may experience problems with Skype presence and may not see online. We have detected an issue with the status settings of Skype.

Affected users will not be able to change their status, their contacts will all show as offline and they will be unable to start Skype calls to them.

Instant messages are still being delivered as usual. The status issue also doesn’t affect Skype for Web, which can be used to make calls and send instant messages.

We’re working on a fix for this issue and hope to have an update for you soon. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience caused while we get this resolved.

Please note that you can access Skype via https://web.skype.com

Another app update is that Skype for web will soon work without plug-ins on Microsoft Edge as reported by Mariella Moon is that 

Skype has been planning to make its voice and video call services available on the web without having to install plug-ins since 2014. Now, its parent company’s preparing to make that happen for its new Edge browser. The latest Windows 10 Insider Preview build comes with Object RTC API. That’s the element that allows real-time audio and video communication without the need for any installation not just for Skype for Web and Outlook.com, but also for other WebRTC-compatible services. This is just a preview of ORTC on Edge, though, and you can’t enjoy this seamless experience right now. However, the service says the technology will exit the preview phase and go live sometime later this year. To note, Chrome, Firefox and Safari all support WebRTC standards, but it’s unclear if and when Skype will enable a plug-in-less experience for those browsers, as well.

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