Slack experienced worldwide outage, millions of users hit

The outage started just after 10 a.m. EST

Slack, the workplace messaging tool, was completely down for many of its users worldwide, resulting in a massive disruption for one of the primary communication tools for workers amidst the coronavirus work-from-home pandemic.

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The outage, which started just shortly after 10 a.m. EST, is impacting its entire platform according to the company's dashboard. The outage was initially limited to messaging and connection features, but eventually, the entire system was down.

By 12:45 p.m. EST, however, some of the workplace tool's started to return. "Some customers may be able to connect, but may also experience degraded performance," the company added on its dashboard. "We're continuing to work to resolve the issue."

The company also took to Twitter to say that it was aware of the disruptions.

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Several other tech and financial platforms have also experienced intermittent outages on Monday, according to DownDetector, many of which run on Amazon's Web Services and Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platforms for critical infrastructure.

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Slack is currently in the process of being acquired by Salesforce.com for $27.7 billion in cash and stock.

FOX Business has reached out to Amazon, Microsoft and Slack with a request for comment.

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