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Slack Suffered ‘Connectivity Issues’ And Workers Vent On Social Media

SlackSlack suffered a downtime late Tuesday afternoon, affecting workers worldwide.

Those affected were understandably upset and vented on Twitter.

The outage, according to TechCrunch’s Devin Coldewey, started at 3:58 p.m., Pacific Time and was back up a few hours after.

Connectivity issues

In a post on its official status page, the popular workplace collaboration service cited “connectivity issues.”

Just after Slack went down, a post on the status page said: “We are aware of connectivity issues and are actively investigating.”

It was followed by a post on the site at 4:39 p.m., Pacific Time that said. “We’re so sorry for this disruption to your day. We are doing all we can to get you back into your workspace. Thank you again for your patience.”


Slack also posted the announcements on Twitter, which were met with anger, exasperation, and humor, a Mashable report said.

Using a GIF showing Star Wars character Obi-Wan Kenobi saying “I feel a great disturbance in the Force,” Twitter user @AutomaticZen said: “That sound you’re hearing is a multitude of professionals crying out and then being silenced… because Slack is down.”

@CaseyNewton tweeted: “Boy are you Slack because I want to go home and it looks like you’re down.”

@caseyjohnellis said: slack is down. everyone go outside and play.”

Slack posted two more updates on its status page.

Back On Track

And at 6:35 p.m. Pacific Time, Slack announced: “We’ve been tracking connections to Slack since our changes were deployed and believe that all users should once more be able to access Slack.”

Thank you for your understanding and patience, we do not take it for granted and will continue to investigate and learn from this outage.”

What’s Next?

Slack vowed to look into what caused the down and learn from it.

What are your thoughts about Slack’s downtime? Share them by commenting below.

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