Yes, Slack Is Down [Updated]

Yes, Slack Is Down [Updated]

On Wednesday morning, business communication Platform Slack went down globally. At the time of writing users were still having trouble connecting and sending messages, including us! I guess you’ll have to wait for some of the spicy stories we have in the works.

Is Slack Down in Australia?

It sure is. According to Down Detector, reports of connectivity issues began flooding in at around 9:30am AEST.

66 per cent of reports regarding connectivity issues, with 32 per cent of Down Detector users saying they’re having trouble sending messages. These numbers are fluctuating somewhat, though.

The issue also appears to be hitting Slack’s website, which is currently displaying a 503 message error when we try to access it.

Is Slack Down Globally?

While this issue is definitely happening in Australia, it also appears to be happening across the world. Both social media and the Down Detector website have messages from a multitude of countries that can’t connect to Slack at the present time.

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When Will Slack Be Fixed?

The Slack Status Twitter account has acknowledged the issue, saying “Users have reported general performance issues such message sending failures and timeouts. We’re working to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and will provide an update shortly.”

The official Slack Twitter account is yet to post about the issue.

At the time of writing there is no word on when Slack may be up and running again.

Update 11:20am AEST: Slack seems to be back up for some users – including us here at Gizmodo.

The Slack Status Twitter account has said, “Customers may be seeing performance improvements, although we still have some work to do. We’ll be back with more news shortly.”

We’ll let you know if there are any further changes.

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