From 10:00 PM PST on November 7, 2023 to 1:15 PM PST on November 8, 2023, some users experienced issues with their user status not updating, removing previews, and being unable to mark channels as read. Some keyboard shortcuts were also affected and were unable to be used.
We determined that a recent code change was the root cause for the unexpected behaviour with these features.
To restore functionality, we reverted the related code. We then did some additional testing and monitoring to confirm all issues were fully resolved and Slack was operating as expected.
8:29 PM PST
We have made another change that has restored functionality to user statuses. Users should refresh if they do not see this change, but all issues should now be resolved.
3:50 PM PST
Thank you for your patience! We have made a change that restored functionality to keyboard shortcuts, marking items as read, and dismissing app previews. Users should no longer have issues with those features but may need to refresh their app or browser.
We are still investigating the issues related to user statuses and will share updates as new information becomes available.
1:48 PM PST
We've isolated the issue with keyboard shortcuts, marking items as read, and dismissing app previews. We are working to restore functionality, but continue investigating the root cause for user status not updating.
12:44 PM PST
No additional news to share just yet, but we’re focused on getting things back to normal as quickly as we can. We apologize for the continued trouble.
12:21 PM PST
We've discovered that this issue also impacts keyboard shortcuts such as "Cmd/Ctrl + K" or "Cmd/Ctrl + F". The root cause of this issue is not yet clear, but we're continuing to investigate this as a top priority. We'll be back with another update as soon as we have any new information to share. Thank you for continuing to bear with us.
11:45 AM PST
No additional news to share just yet, but we're focused on getting things back to normal as quickly as we can. We apologize for the continued trouble.
11:17 AM PST
We’re looking into reports of user status not updating, users being unable to remove previews, and marking channels as read. We’ll let you know as we learn more. Thank you for bearing with us in the meantime.
10:47 AM PST