Slack went down, and workers were left scrambling.
The popular workplace collaboration client suffered “connectivity issues” late Tuesday afternoon (PDT), affecting access to the service worldwide.
Slack responded to tweets about the outage on Twitter, and on its status page — which had also been working intermittently — it said they were “actively investigating” the problem.
At the time of writing, Slack’s outage has lasted for more than half an hour.
From people who use Twitter, there was plenty of freaking out.
Boy are you Slack because I want to go home and it looks like you’re down
— Casey Newton (@CaseyNewton) October 31, 2017
slack better not be down for the hearings tomorrow or i am F’d
— ಠ_ಠ (@MikeIsaac) October 31, 2017
Whichever newsroom refused to add Slack, like Battlestar Galactica, is going to conquer us all tonight.
— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) October 31, 2017
Slack being down has a very ‘school’s out’ sort of feel.
— Luke Hopewell ⚡️ (@lukehopewell) October 31, 2017
[Slack goes down]
Twitter: Well look who’s back.
— Brian J. White (@talkwordy) October 31, 2017
slack is down. everyone go outside and play.
— caseyjohnAHHHhhhg!!! (@caseyjohnellis) October 31, 2017
For websites like Imgur, it was a good opportunity to spruik its product.
Mashable has reached out to Slack for comment.