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Slack goes down

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    10 September, 2018 12:00 AM printer

Slack goes down

Workplace instant messaging service Slack is up and working after a brief outage Friday afternoon plunged offices across the US into chaos.

“We’re in a spot of trouble right now,” the company said in a Twitter response to one user, after thousands of customers used the social network to confirm that the service was temporarily broken.

Slack – which is an acronym for Searchable Log of All Conversation and Knowledge – boasts around 8 million daily active users, with 3 million of them paying for the service.

The cause of the outage, which was reported by numerous people on Twitter, is not currently clear, however, the company kept users up-to-date via social media.

The US was hit worst by the connectivity issues given the time of day, as the workday has already ended.