A Big Player in Online Messaging Has a SNAFU

Slack suffers global outage
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 4, 2021 11:07 AM CST
Updated Jan 4, 2021 11:12 AM CST
A Big Player in Online Messaging Has a SNAFU
The Slack app icon is displayed on an iPhone screen.   (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

Slack, the messaging services used by millions of people for work and school, suffered a global outage on Monday, the first day back for most people returning from the New Year's holiday, per the AP. “Our team is currently investigating and we’re sorry for any troubles this may be causing," Slack said in a statement. The outage began around 10am Eastern time and disrupted service in the US, Germany, India, the UK, Japan, and elsewhere. Slack said people should check https://status.slack.com for updates.

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