If you’re trying to join a meeting on Skype, the link provided by the host may not always work. When you click on it, the app may show an error that reads: Oops, there was a problem with your link. Try restarting Skype and check if this quick workaround does the trick for you. If the issue persists, follow the troubleshooting steps below.
Fix: Skype Says There Was a Problem with the Meeting Link
Check Your Internet Connection
Make sure your Internet connection is working correctly. If bandwidth issues are the norm for you, switch to a cable connection, or use a different connection altogether. You can also unplug your router and leave it unplugged for one minute. Then plug the router back into the wall outlet, wait until your PC goes back online, and launch Skype.
Log out of your Skype account, wait for thirty seconds, then log back in. Check if you notice any improvements.
Get a New Link
Ask the host to generate a new link. Check if you’re getting the same error when using a different link. Maybe something went wrong when the host generated the first link.
Update Skype to the Latest Version
Be sure to install the latest version of the Skype app on your computer. Running outdated app versions may trigger all sorts of glitches. Launch Skype, click on Help, and select Check for updates manually. Or simply click on Notifications, and hit the Update button.
Install all pending updates, restart Skype, and check if you can join the meeting.
If you’re still getting the same error, uninstall Skype.
- Open the Task Manager.
- Click on the Processes tab.
- Locate all instances of Skype.exe.
- Right-click on each entry and select End task.
- Go to Control Panel.
- Select Skype and hit the Uninstall button.
- Then, go to %appdata%\microsoft\Skype for Desktop.
- Rename the folder to Skype for Desktop_OLD.
- Download Skype from Microsoft’s official website.
- Run the installer to reinstall the app.
Switch to a Different Video Meeting Platform
If you still can’t use Skype links to join video meetings, maybe you should consider switching to a different platform. Of course, convincing tens of meeting attendees to switch to Zoom or Microsoft Teams might be difficult. Well, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
If Skype says there was a problem with your link, ensure your Internet connection is working correctly. Then, log out of your Skype account and log back in. Be sure to update Skype to the latest version. Alternatively, you can also ask the host to generate a new link. If the issue persists, reinstall Skype and switch to Zoom or Teams.
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