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Whether in a meeting, working from home or holidaying on the Costa del Sol, members can
set a status in Slack to let their team know what they’re up to. Workspace owners and admins can set the default status suggestions for members to choose from.
Tip: Status suggestions make it easier for members to quickly set their status. ✨
Set default status suggestions for members
All members have five default options to choose from when setting their status in Slack. If you’re an workspace owner or admin, here’s how to customise these suggestions for your members:
Note: any statuses that members currently have set won't be changed until they update or clear them.
Tips for creating status suggestions
🎯Choose emojis wisely For each default status you create, select an emoji that clearly illustrates it.
💇Keep ‘em short Keep default statuses short enough so that members add to them if needed.
🤗Be inclusiveAvoid acronyms, terms and phrases not familiar to everyone. ⏳
Find the right time Choose a reasonable time frame for status suggestions so your members won't worry about them expiring too soon.
Tip: Want to read more? Learn how to set your status in Slack.
Who can use this feature?
Workspace owners and admins
Free, Standard, Plus and Enterprise Grid subscriptions