Skype Outage Leaves 20 Million Users Voiceless

Paul Lilly

Did you have trouble logging into Skype yesterday? If so, you're far from alone, because so did around 20 million other users, all victims to a temporary outage in which "some of you may be having problems signing in," Skype acknowledged in a Twitter post.

Later on, Skype issued a follow-up tweet that read, "Our engineers and site operations team are working non-stop to get things back to normal."

In a blog post on Wednesday, Skype blamed the screw-up on a problem affecting "a large number of supernodes," though didn't get into specifics.

"Unfortunately, today, many of [the supernodes] were taken offline by a problem affecting some versions of Skype," the company wrote in a blog post. "As Skype relies on being able to maintain contact with supernodes, it may appear offline for you.

"What are we doing to help? Our engineers are creating new 'mega-supernodes' as fast as they can, which should gradually return things to normal."

Anyone still having trouble signing into Skype? Hit the jump and let us know.

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