Is Slack down? That’s a question thousands of people were asking Wednesday morning, as they were unable to send messages (or GIFS) to colleagues and team members on Slack.
According to Slack, they are experiencing connectivity issues “affecting all workspaces” According to the app’s system status site status.slack.com, it appears to be a Slack outage system-wide as early as 9:30 AM Eastern Standard Time.
“We’ve received word that all workspaces are having troubles connecting to Slack. We’re currently investigating the issue, and will have updates shortly,” the company posted to the status.slack.com page.
On Twitter, people quickly noticed Slack was down and messaged the company. Slack has been trying to keep up with all the messages by either replying or tweeting its followers about the Slack outage.
People began to share their thoughts on Twitter using the hashtag #SlackDown to express their feelings and sense of humor about the Slack outage.
Twitter reacts to Slack outage with #SlackDown hashtag
Apologies, but Slack is currently experiencing problems. We are already looking into this and will update our status page accordingly: https://t.co/uQIDJzhb1n
— Slack (@SlackHQ) June 27, 2018
— Jamie Walker (@Jamie89Walker) June 27, 2018
— Rouli (@Rouliboudin) June 27, 2018
The new definition of Product-Market Fit: When your product goes down and productivity around the world screams to a halt. #SlackDown
— Dana Severson (@danerobert) June 27, 2018
— Think QuestionEvolve (@Maila_Kameez) June 27, 2018
— Erik Haines (@E_CHaines) June 27, 2018
when slack doesn’t come back up in 15 minutes you’re legally allowed to leave work it’s the law #SlackDown
— Dan McKernan (@DanMcKernan) June 27, 2018
— Nicholas J. Percoco (@c7five) June 27, 2018
— Aynsley Broom? (@Aynsley_Broom) June 27, 2018
— Matteo Duò (@matteoduo) June 27, 2018
— Kamruz Jaman (@jammykam) June 27, 2018
Slack is down. How do you send emails again?? #slackdown
— sampeckham (@sampeckham) June 27, 2018
Top complaint this AM at work:
“I have to find people in the office, talk to them in person and it’s too early for that shit.”
“How does one convey responses not in GIFs???”#slackdown
— Laurel? (@CrzyAsnCatLady) June 27, 2018
Slack, the popular cloud-based communication tool, allows messaging and collaboration with different people. In the age of working remotely, Slack has become a tool many people use to communicate with colleagues in one place.
Why is Slack down?
The company didn’t say exactly what’s going on with the Slack service, but the company encourages people to stay updated by checking staus.slack.com for the latest information. While Slack is down, you’ll just have to resort to sending emails or simply engaging with your coworker that sits right next to you until the good people over at Slack HQ get the issue resolved.
Slack is down: Status update
At approximately 11 a.m. EST, Slack reported that they do not have any information regarding the outage and the company is working hard to get Slack fixed. “We have no new information to share just yet, but we’re continuing our efforts. Your patience is truly appreciated,” the company wrote on their status page.