Slack, the popular biz-oriented chat service, is down for many users this morning.
The company confirmed the issues which people were reporting (me included) early Tuesday.
“We’re investigating as we speak,” the tweet said, but no reasons behind the outage were given. If we learn the reasons, we’ll share them here.
UPDATE: Sept. 11, 2018, 11:19 a.m. CEST Slack says the service is back up now.
“We’re seeing some positive signs and people should be able to connect again after reloading Slack (Ctrl/Cmd + R). Our team is still monitoring the issue on our end. We’re so sorry again for the disruption caused,” the company tweeted.
If your company is reliant on Slack, you probably can’t work properly right now. The best thing to do in such situations is stand up, leave your desk and go do something fun. Like a rollercoaster ride. Or a hike. At least go out and smell some flowers, for heaven’s sake. No point in looking at that “Slack is trying to connect” message all day long, right? Your boss *won’t mind.
*Sorry, your boss probably will mind. We were just kidding. OK, you can probably grab a coffee, but that’s it.