Slack connection and messaging problems drive users mad

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If you’re using Slack to communicate with your team at work, or simply to keep in touch with your family and friends, you might have noticed a variety of problems today.

While in the case of some users, Slack keeps disconnecting, in others the messages are not going through, or the file upload is running extremely slow.

This is not the first time when Slack has serious problems. Throughout the whole day, connection and messaging errors affected lots of users everywhere.

Here is what the Slack team had to say about this issue on their status page:

We’re continuing to investigate connection issues for customers, and have upgraded the incident on our side to reflect an outage in service. All hands are on deck on our end to further investigate. We’ll be back in a half hour to keep you posted.

Jan 4, 6:20 PM GMT+2


Is Slack down?

Even though the application is not entirely down, there is a wide variety of issues that people are confronting as we speak.

Here are the most common issues found:

  • connection problems
  • messages are not being sent
  • upload of files takes a long time or not completed successfully at all
  • sending messages in big groups are lagging

The problems with Slack were starting to be reported this afternoon, and have been increasing constantly since then. Here is what one user had to say about this issue:

Absolutely toast in Austin, TX. Desktop, web, mobile, all belly-up. I wonder how many workplaces have just come to a screaming halt…


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What can I do about this issue?

There isn’t anything that you can do to resolve this, as the issue is caused by problems with the Slack servers. In the meantime, you can check out this handy list with other great collaborating tools.

Make sure to try using the application later, or visit the Twitter Slack webpage for constant updates. If you encounter any other problems, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.

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