Since today, 14 Aug 2016, Skype can't connect from my Ubuntu 16.04 x64 installation. I've tried removing it and reinstalling it without success. I was able to use it 3 days ago.

Any suggestion?

I'm running kernel 4.7.

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    Same question has already been asked once (or maybe more) today. Rest assured that you are not the only one experiencing the glitch. Maybe because THEY want you to start using the new SkypeforLinuxAlpha. Try installing the new version and try again.
    – Raphael
    Aug 14, 2016 at 9:35
  • Skype works for me with no problems.
    – Pilot6
    Aug 14, 2016 at 9:38
  • @Pilot6 - Here is an omgubuntu article that addresses a similar issue.
    – Raphael
    Aug 14, 2016 at 11:57

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Looks like the skype login servers are down. You might have some luck with the web client.

web.skype.com http://downdetector.com/status/skype

  • I'll try later, if this is the case will mark this as answer.
    – Emanuele
    Aug 14, 2016 at 9:59
  • Now all is good without changing anything... looked like servers were down...
    – Emanuele
    Aug 14, 2016 at 17:38

Do you have the most-recent version of skype installed?

  • open Skype
  • click on "skype" (menu-entry)
  • About Skype
  • Skype (TM) Version

If not let skype check for updates (menu-entry below the "about Skype"-entry)

  • It's already the latest version... might need to install alpha...
    – Emanuele
    Aug 14, 2016 at 9:59

Try to log in via another account.

E.g. if you were using an original skype account, use a windows-live account or vice-versa.

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