Monday June 10, 2019


Users are unable to create workspaces if the name includes CJK characters

Issue Summary:

On June 7, 2019, we rolled out an update to the workspace creation flow that contained a bug. This resulted in customers receiving an error message when creating a new team if the workspace name contained any Chinese, Japanese, or Korean characters. On June 10, 2019 at 3:12 a.m. PDT, we deployed the fix and customers were able to create new teams again.

3:41 PM PST

The problem whereby users were unable to create workspaces successfully when using CJK characters in the workspace name, has been resolved. Thank you for your patience. If you are still having trouble in this area, please drop us a line at

3:21 AM PST

We have identified the cause of the trouble users are facing when creating a workspace using CJK characters. We are actively working on a resolution. Thanks for sticking with us.

2:37 AM PST

We are still working to resolve the issue whereby users are unable to create workspaces when using CJK characters. For now, those impacted can work around this problem by creating a temporary workspace name excluding CJK characters, which can then be changed when this problem has been resolved.

2:08 AM PST

Users are currently facing trouble creating new Slack workspaces, if the workspace name includes CJK characters. We are on the case, and apologise for the inconvenience.

1:37 AM PST

Some people may be having an issue with Slack. We’re currently investigating and will have more information shortly. Thank you for your patience.

1:26 AM PST

Services affected

Workspace/Org Administration