Update: It's baaaaaack. Back to work, erm, slackers. Official word, per Slack,
We are pleased to report that we have everything ready and all functionality has now been restored. Thank you so much for having received us in the meantime.
Are your employees looking away from you? Welcome to my world! In your case, however, it's probably because Slack is currently down (from about 11:00 EST). According to the status page, some work areas experience problems with sending and loading messages.
Stop Break follows a number of recent issues for the popular the chat service in the workplace, includes a large one that hit in late June. Interestingly, the company just provided a major update on the underlying infrastructure. The update did not include any cosmetic changes to the service, but instead presented a large scale from jQuery and other older technologies to a newer stack.
Update: Things seem to be on the upswing now. This is what has happened, per Slack,
Customers may have trouble accessing their Slack workspaces completely. We are actively looking at this and regret the interruption of your day.
Some work areas may have problems sending messages and slow performance everywhere. Our team is up and running and we will report back when we have an update to share.