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Slack Is Working Again After Another Brief Outage

Joseph Tsidulko

The Slack collaboration service went down late Friday morning for roughly 20 minutes, hampering communications in offices around the globe.

The popular collaboration platform posted the brief note on its status page at 11:26 a.m. Pacific: "We're investigating problems with connectivity at this time. We're sorry for the interruption and will keep you posted as soon as we have an update."

Just past 11:45, the company posted on Twitter, "We're all clear across the board and everyone should be able to connect to their workspace again. If you're seeing any continued issues, please don't hesitate to reach out."

It updated its status page to say all is normal at 11:54 a.m. PT.

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The last major Slack outage came in June, when 8 million users lost service for more than three hours because of a problem Slack identified as "connectivity issues." There was also a brief outage Aug. 28.

As it did during the downtime in June, Slack kept a dialogue with users on Twitter, asking them to stay patient as it worked on the problem.

Even so, Slack users took to Twitter to vent about the latest outage.

The Slack outage comes a few days after Microsoft Azure and Office 365 services went down due to a lightning strike at its San Antonio data center, which impacted cooling systems and triggered a managed shutdown.

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