Thursday April 20, 2023


A small percentage of users may be experiencing slowness in Slack.

Issue Summary:
On April 20th, 2023 from 6:00 AM PDT until 7:45 AM PDT, a small number of users experienced latency issues when using Slack. Users reported a delay in loading threads, channels, direct messages, marking messages as read, and executing workflows.

The issue resulted from an increased database load on one of our data center regions. We made a change in order manage the larger load and return to normal response times.

Our team is continuing to look into what causes some queries to run slower than others to prevent degraded performance in the future.

Thank you for your patience while we worked through this. We apologize for any disruption to your work.

11:38 AM PST

We've resolved the issue causing the latency and all impacted features are up and running once again. We appreciate your patience while we sorted this out.

8:14 AM PST

We're still actively investigating this issue with latency in Slack, and at this time we don't have any new information to share. Thanks for sticking with us as we continue to work towards a fix. We'll be back with another update in 30 minutes.

7:39 AM PST

Some customers may be experiencing latency issues in Slack. Latency may appear as a delay in loading threads, channels and direct Messages, as well as executing workflows. We’re very sorry for any issue experienced, and we’re working to resolve this as fast as we can.

7:09 AM PST

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