Slack was down and the timing couldn’t have been worse

Slack was down and the timing couldn't have been worse

UPDATE: May 12, 2020, 5:47 p.m. PDT And just like that, service is back up! You can all press pause on your Slack panic for now.


Original story:

It’s not you, it’s Slack.

Slack confirmed on Twitter that service in parts of the U.S., Japan, and Australia had been interrupted just before 5pm Pacific Standard Time on Tuesday and is still investigating the cause.

Users are unable to connect to Slack. We are investigating and will provide an update shortlyhttps://t.co/AALbQGsDHq

— Slack Status (@SlackStatus) May 13, 2020

According to Downdetector, in the U.S., the outage was concentrated on the West Coast, with hot spots in Southern California, the Bay Area, Vancouver, and Seattle. Some East Coast and southern cities, including New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Houston, also appeared to be having problems (but what are you guys even doing on Slack rn?!) Read more…

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