Slack goes down in major outage disrupting millions of people’s work days

The popular messaging platform Slack that thousands of businesses rely on has reportedly experienced a major outage across the US and UK.

Hundreds of users have taken to outage website DownDetector to complain of connection issues, with 49% of reports claiming problems with the app's servers.

The issues originated in North America with more than 10,000 complaints made in the last hour.

Users in Amsterdam, Ukraine, Texas, India, Malaysia and Brazil say they can't load up the chat app, which is used primarily by workers to communicate with one another.

Slack has confirmed there are issues, telling users "Sorry for the trouble! We're looking into it as we speak."

66% of reports said the app was facing issues, while a further 19% said the website was at fault.

Many people have taken to Twitter to complain about the outage.

"Yay a messaging vacation! Quick everyone! Let's get stuff done without interruption!" said user unixjunk1e.

"We are all doomed," added Sam Sneak.

You can check the status of Slack on the platform's website, here.

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