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Slack outage is over so you might want to get back to work

It was a nice break while it lasted.

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Not a way to start a Monday.

Slack

Yep, there was a Slack outage Monday morning. The company gave a status update about the problem saying, "Some workspaces might be experiencing issues with messages sending and loading." After approximately 40 minutes of downtime, the service was back up.

Slack updated its status page at 8:30 a.m. PT as the service returned, with the message that people "may be running into trouble accessing their Slack workspaces completely." The company's Twitter account also said there would be "slow performance" as the team messaging service comes back online.  

Downdetector received more than 2,000 reports of users having problems with Slack. According to the site, the outage started at approximately 7:50 a.m. PT and had a global reach. 

Those who depend on Slack for their work weren't too happy with the outage, especially on a Monday. Many took to Twitter to react to the platform going down.

At the end of June, Slack suffered a three-hour outage that was due to some of its servers being unavailable

Originally published on July 29 at 8:15 a.m. PT:
Update, 8:19 a.m. PT: Adds Downdetector details. 8:32 a.m. PT: Adds Twitter reactions. 8:53 a.m. PT: Adds details on the end of outage.