Customise status suggestions for your workspace

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:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Click Customise Slack.
  3. Select Statuses.
  4. Customise the status options and don’t forget to choose a corresponding emoji!


Members will be able to choose from your suggested options or enter their own customised status.

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 inclusive
    Avoid 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

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