Some people are back in the office while others are operating remotely, but for many workers, no matter where they are, Slack is still a default method of communication, and on this Wednesday morning, it is not working very well.
Complaints in The Verge Slack channels mention messages failing to send or edits that the app just will not update, and over the last few hours, the company has confirmed it’s working to fix problems affecting “calls, huddles, email processing, file uploads, emoji reactions retention, new DM groups retention in sidebar, Search, Workflow builder, Workflow pop out windows, Channel creation, API errors, webhooks and Slack Connect invites. ”
Some customers may be experiencing intermittent issues using Slack. We apologize for the trouble. We’re working to resolve this as fast as we can. https://t.co/u6xkK8zrSq
– Slack Status (@SlackStatus) March 9, 2022
Slack’s first report of the issue went up at 5:49 AM ET, and at 10:57 AM ET the status page added a new message (included below) indicating the team has identified the problem and is working to resolve it, but there’s still no ETA for when things will get back to normal.
While we have identified the issue causing disruption, our team is continuing to work on a solution. We’ll share another update when we have more detailed information. We appreciate your patience with us.
Yesterday, a Google Cloud glitch pulled down Spotify and Discord for a while, but it’s unclear what might be the cause of today’s Slack disconnections. Anyway, if your boss sent you a message and you forgot to respond, just toss them this leak – for now, you have a verifiable excuse for missing a notification or two.
Update March 9th, 11:17 AM ET: Added more recent information about the Slack outage.