In the event you’ve had points with Slack on Thursday, you’re not alone — for a lot of the day, the service’s standing web page has reported that “one thing’s not fairly proper” with messaging, apps, integrations, APIs, and connections. The problems, which appear to have an effect on threads, channels, notifications and group DMs, began round 9:40AM ET this morning and are nonetheless ongoing, although the corporate has famous that it’s seen “important enchancment” for some points, and is rolling out a repair for others.
Right here at The Verge, the issues manifested themselves in a different way for various folks; certainly one of my co-workers described Slack as performing “funky all morning,” noting points with threads particularly, whereas one other reported that their notifications weren’t exhibiting up appropriately and that threads would load at random. For me, the app typically hung when I attempt to load a channel, and it solely let me scroll again a certain quantity; the app additionally booted me out of the Threads display once I was making an attempt to sort a reply after which solely confirmed hours-old threads once I went again. One other colleague reported that their Threads display was damaged totally. By the early night, issues had been principally again to regular.
At round 3PM ET, Slack famous that noticed “important enchancment with notifications, accessing channels/DMs, saved gadgets and API hyperlinks,” and by 5:03PM, it mentioned it had recognized the difficulty with threads and was rolling out a repair. The standing web page nonetheless says there are points, however Slack says “customers ought to begin seeing enchancment quickly.”
Whereas these points have been annoying, they’re weren’t fully work-breaking like full Slack outages are. Which may be why there’s not a ton of chatter about it on Twitter and why there are comparatively few studies on Downdetector.com. However no, you’re not imagining that issues aren’t fairly proper; hopefully, Slack will get issues sorted quickly.
Replace October thirteenth 5:18PM ET: Up to date to notice that Slack is rolling out a repair for the thread display concern, and has improved notifications and DMs.