No, it’s not just you. Yes, Slack is having connectivity issues yet again. Though this time, they seem a bit less pronounced. I know we’re having some problems off and on, with different channels appearing offline. For the most part, however, communication is still up, so you probably won’t be able to convince your boss to take the rest of the day off. Sorry.
Slack acknowledged the problems on its status page, noting, “Folks are having troubles connecting to their workspaces. We’re looking into the cause and will have updates shortly.” The site experience similar issues earlier this month and back in June.
We’ll update shortly after those updates arrive shortly. Shortly.
Update: Things appear to be back to normal. Here’s the full rundown from Slack,
On June 27th (yesterday) between 6:33 a.m. and 9:49 a.m. PDT Slack experienced an outage where people could not connect to their workspaces. The network problems were caused by a bug included in an offline batch process of data, which resulted in unexpected network spikes and led all of our customers to become disconnected and unable to reconnect.
Once we identified the problem, we restricted new connections and provisioned extra capacity. At 9:24 a.m. PST, production was healthy enough to remove restrictions and by 9:44 a.m. PST, all customers had reconnected to Slack once again.