Here’s some terrifying news to start the new day: Slack is down and you will actually have to speak to your coworkers today IRL.
Vancouver startup superstar Slack is the maker of a cloud-based corporate communications tool that has become the preferred way to communicate in offices all around the world.
The investigation continues for our connectivity issues, and we’re working hard to get things back to normal. https://t.co/uQIDJzyLSV
— Slack (@SlackHQ) June 27, 2018
Just past 10 am EST, the company announced that connectivity issues are affecting all workspaces and the team is still looking into the cause.
In the meantime, people are obviously freaking out. In the time since Slack first when down, it’s become a trending topic on Twitter, amassing nearly 20,000 tweets in just 20 minutes
How am I supposed to tell my team that Slack is down when I don’t have Slack to tell them at Slack is down?
— Justin Karp (@jskarp) June 27, 2018
Updates to follow.