Slack outage (Jan. 4, 2021)

[German]Slack, a web-based instant messaging service provider, experienced a massive global disruption on January 4, 2021. Users experienced login issues and were unable to use the service.


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Slackonfirmed this disruption hours ago – I came across the problem via the following tweet. Customers are unable to log in to the service and are not really ‘amused’. 

Slack outage Jan. 2021

Various media outlets are indeed reporting that Slack is working again. But the status page still reports at the time of writing this post: Troubles with Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, and email notifications – apps cannot yet be integrated via the API. Here are details about this glitch from the status page.

Monday January 4, 2021

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Troubles with Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar, and email notifications

Setting up a new email forwarding rule right now may also be affected by the email notifications issue. Our team is continuing to investigate this.
We’re close to resolving the issue with the calendar apps, and we’ll provide an update as soon as we have one.

Jan 5, 1:00 AM GMT+1

Users who’ve joined a workspace and been invited to a workspace should now be receiving email notifications successfully. However, they won’t be able to reply to the emails.
The issues with Google Calendar and Outlook Calendar are still being worked on. We’ll be back once we have some more information.

Jan 4, 11:50 PM GMT+1

We’re closer to getting Google Calendar working as expected, but we’re not at a resolution yet. We’re also continuing to work to resolve the trouble with Outlook Calendar and email notifications.

Jan 4, 10:47 PM GMT+1

For users who’ve joined a workspace, email notifications should be delivered. However, these users won’t be able to reply to the emails.
For users who’ve been invited to a workspace, but haven’t joined, email notifications won’t be sent at this time.
We’ll be back once we have more information about the trouble with the calendars and email notifications.

Jan 4, 9:46 PM GMT+1

Google Calendar and Outlook Calendar aren’t working as expected, and some email notifications (e.g. a notification of a new direct message in Slack) are failing to send. We’re working to resolve this issue, and we’re sorry for the trouble.

Jan 4, 9:12 PM GMT+1


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