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It wasn't just you — Slack suffered from an outage on Monday that affected thousands of users

FILE PHOTO: The Slack Technologies Inc. logo is seen on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) during thew company's IPO in New York, U.S. June 20, 2019.  REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

  • Slack suffered from a partial outage for about an hour on Monday morning.
  • Slack initially reported issues at 10:54 a.m. ET and functionality was restored by 11:54 a.m.
  • The popular software is used to manage thousands of workplaces around the world.
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Monday was just a bit harder for thousands of workspaces that rely on Slack: The collaborative software platform reported issues for certain workspaces at 10:54 ET on July 29, and more than 2,000 users reported issues with Slack via Downdetector between 10:50 and 11:15 a.m.

Slack confirmed the outage on its System Status page. The outage lasted for approximately an hour an Slack reported that functionality had been fully restored at 11:54 a.m.

Employees around the globe, including hundreds at Business Insider, rely on Slack to communicate, organize tasks, and share information. Downdetector’s live outage map showed a concentration of reports in the United States, but users in Japan and Europe also reported problems.

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Slack celebrated a $23 billion IPO in June, making many of the company’s top executives and investors billionaires.

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