Slack outages appear to span across several countries right now

Slack on iPhone
Slack on iPhone (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Slack appears to be down right now.
  • People from throughout Europe and in the United States have reported issues with the service.
  • Downdetector saw a massive spike in reports starting at 10 am ET.

It's not just you experiencing issues with Slack. On the first day that many people have returned to work from the holidays, the messaging and communications platform appears to be down in several countries. According to Downdetector, people from throughout Europe and within the United States are experiencing issues. As with most outages, it's not clear at this time how widespread the issues are.

Downdetector shows a massive spike in issues with Slack, including sending messages and connecting to the service at 10 am ET. We use Slack to communicate at Windows Central, and we're experiencing issues as well, though that's not an indication of how widespread the issues are.

Slack shared on Twitter that it is aware of the issue and that it is investigating the cause of the problems.

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This is a developing story, and we'll continue to add details as they become available.

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