Slack goes 'down' as hundreds of users say their messages won't load

ONLINE office tool Slack appears to be "down" with users around the world saying they have problems loading messages.

Problems seem to have started at around 5.40pm with users reporting connectivity issues and problems sending messages.

Others have also claimed they have had problems sending files via the communications tool.

One posted: "OMG slack is not working."

Another added: "Cannot log in to Slack."

When someone asked if anyone else was having problems people in Ukraine and Bulgaria also said they were.

In a statement the company said: "Our teams are aware and are investigating the issue. We know how important it is for people to stay connected and we are working hard to get everyone back up and running.

"For the latest updates please keep an eye on @slackstatus and"

Slack describes itself as "a channel-based messaging platform" where workers can communicate and send files and photos to one another.

It has become increasingly popular in recent years, especially with many people now working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The platform was developed by the US software company Slack Technologies.

Slack launched in August 2013.

In April 2019 it was reported it had 10million daily active users.

On January 1, 2021 Salesforce acquired Slack for $19.5billion.

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