Returning to work in 2021 just got a bit harder ...

Updated on January 4, 2021, at 12:49 p.m. MST:

According to the latest update from Slack, the system is up and running after dealing with outages all morning.

"We're seeing improvements with error rates on our side, and we believe affected customers should be able to access Slack," said Slack in an update. "We're continuing to work to resolve the trouble with calendar apps and email notifications."

Original article published on January 4, 2021, at 11:13 a.m.:

Slack, the popular workplace messaging tool, is down and suffering from a global outage. The platform has been down since 10 a.m. EST on Monday, January 4, according to reports.

With so many businesses and companies encouraging their employees to work from home due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many rely on Slack and similar programs to communicate and stay in touch with their co-workers. This outage is causing many headaches for companies across the world—mine included.

As of 11 a.m. EST, Slack is reportedly up for some customers, but many are still facing issues. Slack is "continuing to work to resolve the issue" as quickly as possible.

You can check the current status of Slack here.

In recent news, Slack was purchased by Salesforce in a $27.7-billion deal. Slack will continue to be led by Stewart Butterfield, Co-Founder and CEO.

This story will be updated as more information is made known. Continue to check-in for updates.