Slack Suffers Its First Massive Outage Of 2021
Slack suffered a massive outage where users cannot connect, messages cannot be sent and received, and channel history cannot be retrieved.
Reports of Slack’s connection issues rushed in at around 9:57 a.m. EST, according to DownDetector. At 10:14 a.m. EST, Slack confirmed that it is suffering from an outage.
When the outage initially occurred, Slack stated it was affecting messaging and causing connection issues. Since then, it has progressed into an outage across all of Slack’s services.
Customers may be experiencing issues connecting and using Slack at this time. Our team is currently investigating and we’re sorry for any troubles this may be causing. Please see https://t.co/hlhV4Z15g6 for updates.— Slack (@SlackHQ) January 4, 2021
Update, 11:30AM ET: Added that Slack has upgraded the problem to a full outage of its services.
Update, 12:35PM ET: Added that the service may be returning for some users.
Update 3:32PM ET: Added latest from Slack that most functions were returning to normal.