Customize status suggestions for your workspace

Members can set their status in Slack to let others know what they're up to or share their availability. Workspace Owners and Admins can customize the suggested status options that members can choose from.

Tips for creating status suggestions

  • Select an emoji that illustrates each status clearly.
  • Keep statuses short so members can add to them if needed. Also, avoid acronyms, terms, and phrases that aren't familiar to everyone.
  • Choose reasonable time frames so statuses don't clear too soon.

Set default status suggestions 

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the sidebar.
  2. Select Tools & settings from the menu, then click Customize.
  3. Click the Statuses tab.
  4. Select the default status suggestions.
  5. Click Save.

Tip: You can use custom emoji for default status suggestions. Learn how to create and add custom emoji to Slack.

Who can use this feature?
  • Workspace Owners and Workspace Admins
  • Available on all plans