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According to, Slack, Google, Zoom, Gmail, Amazon Web Services, and Microsoft Teams were experiencing significant outages shortly before 9 a.m. MST MONDAY 1/4/2021 12:35 p.m. (ABC4) – While many of the platforms experiencing outages Monday morning seem to have returned to normal, Slack users had to wait a little longer. Slack, a widely-used communication platform, was down for many users on the first Monday of 2021 as many employees in the U.S. Returned to work after the holidays. Downdetector, a website that. 57,674 likes 91 talking about this. provides real-time insight into availability of all kinds of services. This is an independent service and not associated with any. Slack is a necessary lifeline for remote workers, which includes many more than usual thanks to coronavirus quarantine. According to Downdetector, in the U.S., the outage was concentrated on. Slack is a distributed platform and during any given incident it is rare for all Slack teams to be affected. For this reason, we report our uptime as an average derived from the number of affected users.

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UPDATE: May 12, 2020, 5:47 p.m. PDT And just like that, service is back up! You can all press pause on your Slack panic for now.

Original story:

It's not you, it's Slack.

Slack confirmed on Twitter that service in parts of the U.S., Japan, and Australia had been interrupted just before 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday and is still investigating the cause.

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Users are unable to connect to Slack. We are investigating and will provide an update shortly.

— Slack Status (@SlackStatus) May 13, 2020

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According to Downdetector, in the U.S., the outage was concentrated on the West Coast, with hot spots in Southern California, the Bay Area, Vancouver, and Seattle. Some East Coast and southern cities, including New York, Boston, Atlanta, and Houston, also appeared to be having problems (but what are you guys even doing on Slack rn?!)


Slack already dominated many workplaces before more and more office workers became remote workers thanks to coronavirus. But with social distancing in place, it has become an indispensable work from home tool for instantaneous communication.

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You thought we were socially distant before? HA! You didn't KNOW social distance until Slack went down, you beautiful, lonely fool.