Slack experiences outage
Users are unable to send messages or connect entirely to the work messaging platform

SLACK. A view of the Slack headquarters on April 02, 2019 in San Francisco, California. Photo by Justin Sullivan/GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA/AFP

MANILA, Philippines – Work messaging platform Slack experienced an outage, Wednesday, May 13, Philippine time. The problems started around 7:30 am, according to user reports on DownDetector. A huge concentration of the reports came from Japan and the southwest coast of the US. 

Screenshot from Downdetector

The top problem was “connecting,” consisting 73% of the reports, followed by “sending messages” at 24%.

Slack confirmed the reports on their Slack Status account on Twitter:

The official Slack account tweeted about the outage as well: 


According to Slack Status, customers have “started seeing improvements” as of 8:43 am, with reports of some accounts returning to normal. –