Set your out of office status on Enterprise Grid

When you have to step away from work (such as to go on holiday or take personal leave), you can set an out of office status to let your colleagues know how to get work done or who to contact while you’re gone.


How it works

  • When you set an out of office status, add a message with additional information and set an expiry date to let people know when you’ll be back.
  • Other members will see an ⛔ out of office emoji anywhere they can see your full or display name, and they can view your full out of office status either in your profile or when they hover over your status emoji on desktop.
  • If someone mentions you in a channel, they'll receive a private message with your out of office status details. Your out of office status will also appear above the message field in direct messages (DMs). 

Note: Members of external organisations can see your out of office status if permitted by your Enterprise Grid organisation settings, but your out of office message will only be visible to members of your organisation.


Update your out of office status

Set your out of office status

  1. Click your profile picture in the sidebar.
    Static image of a cursor clicking on the profile picture menu in the Slack app
  2. Click on the   Update your status field.
  3. Choose ⛔ Out of office from the list.
  4. Open the drop-down menu below Remove status after... to choose when your out of office status will clear. If you like, tick the box next to Pause notifications to turn off notifications until your status clears. 
  5. If you’d like, add an Out of office message to display on your profile or when someone mentions you in a channel.
  6. Click on Save.


Edit or remove your status

  1. Click your profile picture in the sidebar.
    Static image of a cursor clicking on the profile picture menu in the Slack app
  2. Select your current status to edit it, or click Clear status to remove it.
Who can use this feature?
  • All members
  • Available on the Enterprise Grid subscription