Microsoft’s VoIP platform has seen remarkable growth over the past few years, but the company’s decision to retire the Windows Live Messenger service and migrate users over to Skype has led to the platform getting even more attention.
But even as big a service like Skype is susceptible to issues, such as this one that has been affecting users in several markets since early today. Users are apparently experiencing login issues with a fair number of them no longer being able to log in with their Microsoft credentials.
Several users in the United States and a few European countries are experiencing problems signing in to the service, with some even reporting the issue on the official forum.
Microsoft has acknowledged the problem and said that it is looking into the issue:
“We are currently investigating a problem where some users cannot sign-in into Skype with Microsoft account. We apologise for the inconvenience and will let you know when the issue has been resolved.”
No information has been provided on the possible glitch that may have caused the issue, but here is hoping that it gets resolved soon. Skype currently boasts tens of millions of active users daily, with a January 21, 2013 official figure putting the number at 50 million concurrent users online.