Skype services restored after outage

Network problem had stopped users from logging into the voice and video calling service.

Voice and video calling service Skype has said its services have now returned to normal after a 15 hour outage yesterday.

The problems with the service started at around 9am GMT on Monday with users unable to change their Skype status or make calls.

This meant that users who were signed in were unable to change their status so that they could make calls, while contacts would appear offline even if they were available and online. The Microsoft-owned service has hundreds of millions of users around the globe, some of who took to social media to voice their displeasure.

Late afternoon yesterday Skype posted an update saying that it had identified the network issue which prevented users from logging in and using Skype and was in the process of reconnecting users, and restoring full service.

It noted that the problem did not affect its Skype for Business users.

Just before midnight GMT last night Skype posted another update confirming "Skype services have been fully restored".

On Sunday major sites and apps such as Netflix, Airbnb, Tinder and IMDb, as well as Amazon's Echo smart speaker, were affected by intermittent outages to the Amazon Web Services platform in the US.