On July 2, 2019 at 1:44 p.m. PDT searches began to fail for a subset of users. After some investigation, the root cause was traced to a set of very large messages causing the search indexing feature to become overloaded and fail. We suspended these specific messages from being indexed and implemented a message-index size limit. This allowed systems to return back to normal by July 4, 2019 at 12:07 a.m. PDT.
12:59 PM PST
Search functionality should now be working again for all customers. Sorry for the hassle and thanks for sticking with us. If you experience issues with searching in Slack please write in to firstname.lastname@example.org
10:28 AM PST
Search functionality should be restored for all users at this time but we are investigating all avenues before calling all clear.
4:18 PM PST
We have no new information to share just yet, but we're continuing our efforts to fully restore search. Thanks for sticking with us.
3:48 PM PST
Search functionality has still not been fully restored, we’re working hard to fix that. We apologize for the disruption and we hope to be back to normal soon.
3:18 PM PST
Our engineers are still looking into what’s causing problems with search for some people. We'll continue to update you on our progress.
2:48 PM PST
Our engineers are still investigating the cause of search failure for some customers. We're sorry for any disruption this has caused to your day.
2:18 PM PST
We’ve heard reports that some people are having trouble with search. We’re looking into it and we’ll keep you posted on any updates.
1:48 PM 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.
1:44 PM PST