Slack kicks off 2021 with a major service disruption

The Slack business communications platform went down in the early days of 2021. The company said on Monday that customers may have difficulty downloading channels or signing in to the platform at this time.
Salck added: We will follow up with more information as soon as we have it, and we apologize for any inconvenience that may arise.
The disruption affects both the website and the smartphone app, as well as the ability of users to send and receive messages. Users started reporting issues around 5:00 p.m. KST, and the company released its first update on the issue at 5:14 p.m.
The platform initially reported issues connecting to the service and messaging, and turned into a complete service outage at 5:20 p.m., according to its status page. The page shows that not all aspects of Slack, including connections, messages, calls, and operations are available.
The Slack platform has become a staple among the many companies that have moved from a physical to a virtual office during the coronavirus pandemic. The company says it currently has around 10 million daily users on the platform.
However, the tens of thousands of people who return to work on Monday after a long vacation cannot access the service or send and receive messages. Messages appear as if they have been sent, but they appear grayed out in chat, and shortly thereafter, an “Unable to send” notification appears.
Reports explain that the biggest issues are signing in to the Slack platform, followed by sending messages.
Reports from France, UK, China and other countries also indicate that Slack is not performing well, and many users have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on how vulnerable Slack is if it crashes.
This is the second Slack platform outage in a few months as the platform faced issues in October, preventing users around the world from sending or receiving messages. messages.

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