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Yesterday, Slack reported of an outage which started at 7:23 a.m. PDT and was fully resolved at 8:48 a.m. PDT. The Slack status page said that some people had issues in sending messages while others couldn’t access their channels at all. Slack said it was fully up and running again about an hour after the issues emerged.

According to Business Insider, more than 2,000 users reported issues with Slack via Downdetector. Employees around the globe, rely on Slack to communicate, organize tasks and share information. Downdetector’s live outage map showed a concentration of reports in the United States and a few of them in Europe and Japan.

Slack has not yet shared the reason which caused the disruption on its status page. Last month as well Slack had suffered an outage which was caused due to server unavailability.


Users took to Twitter sending funny memes and gifs about how they really depend on Slack all the time to communicate.

While on Hacker News, users were annoyed and said that such issues have become quite common. One user commented, “This is becoming so often it’s embarrassing really.

The way it’s handled in the app is also not ideal to say the least – only indication that something is wrong is that the text you are trying to send is greyed out.”

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