Skype has recognized this subject, tweeting, “A small number of you may have problems signing in to Skype. We’re investigating the cause, and hope to have more details to share soon.”
Skype says on its blog, “A configuration problem has meant that some of you have been disconnected from Skype. We’ve identified the cause of the problem, and have begun to address it. If you’ve been affected, you should start to see improvement in the next hour or so. You shouldn’t need to manually sign back in to Skype – it should reconnect automatically when it’s able to do so. We apologies for the disruption to your conversations.”
Skype added in a blog post, “Today’s problems have stabilized, and recovery is ongoing. Skype should return to normal soon.”
Since May 2011 this is the second time the online chat service provider has been hit. Round 2 approaches only days following Microsoft announced it would be purchasing Skype for a whopping $8.5 billion.