Slack Platform Records A Worldwide Failure
Its online communication services have thrived during the coronavirus pandemic, in which millions of people work or study from home. On Monday, however, it suffered a worldwide failure. The cause is still unknown.
Online communications and collaboration services platform Slack reported a worldwide failure on Monday as millions were returning to work after the Christmas and New Year holidays.
“Our team is currently investigating, and we are very sorry for the problems this is causing,” the company said in a statement.
Slack has seen its popularity grow with many people working and studying from home during the coronavirus pandemic. In its most recent report, the company said it had 12 million users. Slack shares have increased by 80% in the last year.
According to The Associated Press, the failure began around 10 a.m. Eastern time in the United States, with faults recorded in the US, Germany, India, the UK, Japan, and other countries.
The service outage was the latest in a series of technology service failures, which have affected Google, Zoom; some of Microsoft’s products have also suffered failures in recent months.
According to Bloomberg, Salesforce.com agreed last year to buy Slack Technologies for $ 27.7 billion.