Let your team know if you’re available

 What you'll learn in 2 minutes or less: How to set your status in Slack to let teammates know when you’re available or unable to respond.

You can easily share your whereabouts and availability in Slack. So if you’re in a meeting or going on vacation, you can set your status to let others know you won’t see messages until later or when you’re back.


Go for it!

  1. From your desktop, click your profile picture in the top right.
  2. Click the Update your status field and enter a status. You can choose an emoji and when your status will clear.
  3. Click Save.

    Here's an example of what setting your vacation status could look like: Setting a vacation status in Slack

Note: Slack also shows your availability automatically when you’ve been inactive for a period of time. You can set yourself to active or away manually at any time.

Learn more: Visit our article on setting your Slack status and availability.