Earlier today, we reported about an outage that a number of Skype users were facing. Apparently the downtime was due to a corruption that occurred in those users’ systems, though it wasn’t explained how such a thing happened. Anyway, Skype gave instructions on how to solve the problem but they were fairly technical and not for everybody. Thankfully they’ve come up with an update that fixes the problem automatically.
If you’re having problems logging into Skype in Windows, just head over to the official website to download the latest version of Skype for your computer. Unfortunately Linux users will still have to refer to the manual instructions (but if you’re using Linux in the first place, it shouldn’t be too complicated for you right?) and Mac users will have to wait until tomorrow. Folks on mobile, TV or other devices should be able to login with no problem now.
Let us know if the update works for you – Skype on my computer wasn’t affected so I can’t test it out.
- 2014-04-10: Skype For Xbox One Getting Update Next Week
- 2014-04-08: Skype For Modern Windows 2.7 Introduces New Features
- 2014-04-02: Skype For Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 Announced
- 2014-04-01: Skype Could Feature New Chat UI For Windows Desktop
- 2014-03-20: Qik To Officially Shut Its Doors On The 30th Of April
- 2011-12-08: Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 9 and Chrome 16
- 2011-11-10: iOS 5.0.1 beta appears to have solved the battery drain problem
- 2011-04-20: Skype for Android vulnerability fixed
- 2011-03-24: Skype 5.1 released for Mac
- 2010-12-23: Skype downtime clarified - problem with supernodes