Slack crash: business messaging app is down across the world

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Internet messaging tool Slack went down around 8:30 a.m. Central Time on Monday, bringing business communication across the world to a halt.

The website downdetector.com shows the bulk of outage reports starting just before 9 a.m. with a peak of nearly 17,000 outage reports by 9:10 a.m. Users can’t connect to the service, or if they were already logged in, they couldn’t send messages, the website reports.

The company acknowledged the outage on its status account, @SlackStatus, at 9:14 a.m. The account did not give an exact timetable for the service to be returned.

Problems with the service in the U.S. have been reported in major metropolitan areas New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Detroit, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, Houston and in Austin.

The website’s status page says the company is still looking into the issue. As of noon Monday, some users reported having messages working.

Slack was purchased by Salesforce in December.

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