Is Slack down? Outage detected as users left unable to communicate

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This morning, users are experiencing an outage of the popular messaging app Slack as threads and chats appear to show blank screens.

At the time of writing, Downdetector indicates there are issues with sending messages, connecting to the server, and the Slack app in general. The first instances of the platform experiencing issues were reported at 9:30 AM BST.

Taking to Twitter, users of the messaging app, mainly used for business, have been left frustrated as communication channels are down.

For those able to log in, some are experiencing issues where all users appear offline, making work almost impossible in companies that use the platform.

Work's out for an hour?

So, Slack is down. What does that mean for the remote workers out there that use the platform as the sole means of communication with their colleagues? Well, it's probably not time for a summer vacation because Slack is likely to be back for all users sooner rather than later. 

It's probably best to get your head down and start some brainstorming for when office communication is back up and running. If you rely on Slack to do your job, then why not check out some of the best Apple TV Plus shows while you wait? I hear there's a new episode of Ted Lasso...


John-Anthony Disotto
How To Editor

John-Anthony Disotto is the How To Editor of iMore, ensuring you can get the most from your Apple products and helping fix things when your technology isn’t behaving itself. Living in Scotland, where he worked for Apple as a technician focused on iOS and iPhone repairs at the Genius Bar, John-Anthony has used the Apple ecosystem for over a decade and prides himself in his ability to complete his Apple Watch activity rings. John-Anthony has previously worked in editorial for collectable TCG websites and graduated from The University of Strathclyde where he won the Scottish Student Journalism Award for Website of the Year as Editor-in-Chief of his university paper. He is also an avid film geek, having previously written film reviews and received the Edinburgh International Film Festival Student Critics award in 2019.  John-Anthony also loves to tinker with other non-Apple technology and enjoys playing around with game emulation and Linux on his Steam Deck.

In his spare time, John-Anthony can be found watching any sport under the sun from football to darts, taking the term “Lego house” far too literally as he runs out of space to display any more plastic bricks, or chilling on the couch with his French Bulldog, Kermit.