Some Skype users are experiencing trouble with their messages today, and the problem seems to be spreading. Microsoft's communication platform has responded and confirmed it is experiencing a problem. Specifically, the company says there is an issue with Skype Instant Messaging. Microsoft says the problem is affecting all markets but not all machines or accounts. The company adds the problem has been live since 8:30AM PST. “Some users might be experiencing problems with instant messages (chat). There might be delays with sending or syncing messages,” the company explains on the Skype Status website. Updates will be posted throughout the day to keep users in the loop on the problem, potential downtime, a fix, and when Skype Instant Messaging will return to normal. As Microsoft acknowledged this problem, it is safe to say it affects a large subset of the platform's users. While the company does not give usage figures often, its last update put Skype's monthly active users at 300 million back in 2017. If we assume this problem only affects 1 percent of Skype's userbase (it is almost certainly more), then that is still 3 million people experiencing problems. I checked my own Skype Instant Messaging and it seems to be working fine for me.
Microsoft Confirms Skype Instant Messaging Issue Affecting Global Users
A problem in Skype Instant Messaging is causing problems for users around the world. Microsoft says it is working on a solution.