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Yes, Slack is down

The workplace chat tool Slack reported that it was down Monday morning.

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The Slack app icon on an iPhone screen

The Slack app icon is displayed on an iPhone screen, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Long Beach, Calif.

Ashley Landis, Associated Press

Slack — the worldwide business communication tool — experience slowdowns Monday morning as many Americans returned to work from the holiday break.

What’s going on?

The American workforce received a little surprise when it returned from the winter holiday break — Slack wasn’t working.

Slack confirmed in a statement to Twitter that it was experiencing issues.

  • “Customers may experience issues connecting to Slack to loading channels at this time. Our team is on the case and we will keep you posted. Apologies for any disruption.”

Downdetector, a website that tracks internet disruptions, showed a spike in reported problems with Slack at about 8 a.m. MT, according to The New York Times.

Social media reactions

Many people reacted to the news on social media, saying the workplace return should be delayed. Others joked that everyone will start using email again.