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Slack app outage as millions work from home in lockdowns

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Chat app Slack has gone down, causing havoc for millions working from home due to coronavirus lockdowns.

Slack - one of the corporate world's most popular messaging systems - has suffered a global outage, causing issues for those working from home due to COVID-19 lockdowns.

The communications app confirmed on its website it was having connection issues world wide, however the app is still able to be used by some.

Slack said it is aware of "connectivity issues... impacting a small sub set of users."

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Slack said it had connection issues.

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"We expect all customers' connectivity issues to be resolved within the next 12 hours," it said.

"We know how important it is for people to stay connected and we apologise for this disruption. We'll share another update when the issue is resolved."

https://twitter.com/SlackStatus/status/1443666791180419082?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Millions of workers in Melbourne, Sydney and other parts of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory are working from home due to lockdowns.

The Downdetector website recorded a spike in reports the site was not working from 3am this morning.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/slack-app-down-outage-coronavirus-working-from-home-lockdowns/79021902-c2d2-4398-81d1-abeb750016c0

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