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How to set your status in Slack to let teammates know when you’re available or unable to respond. What you'll learn in two minutes or less: You can easily share your whereabouts and availability in Slack. So if you’re in a meeting or going on holiday, you can set your status to let others know that you won’t see messages until later or when you’re back.
Go for it!
From your desktop, click on your profile picture in the top right.
Click on the
Update your status field and enter a status. You can choose an emoji and when your status will clear. Click on
Save. Here's an example of what setting your holiday status could look like:
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.