Slack will retire its X status account that previously shared updates about issues and outages on the platform, the company announced Thursday. “We made the decision to retire the @SlackStatus account to consolidate our communications around incidents and focus resources on those most used by our customers,” Kevin Albers, vice president of customer experience at Slack, said in a statement to The edge.
The check It was a useful way to get notified when Slack was investigating issues, especially for those of us in The edge who end up writing about those topics. (It was also a good account to monitor with TweetDeck, which is now called XPro and is only available to paying X Premium subscribers.) If you want to monitor the state of Slack in the future, Albers noted Slack main status page and said that “we will also be happy to answer any questions related to incidents from our main account, @SlackHQ.” You can also receive alerts by subscribing to Slack’s RSS and Atom channels.
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