Customize status suggestions for your workspace

Whether in a meeting, working from home, or on vacation in Fiji, 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 customize these suggestions for your members:

  1. From your desktop, click your workspace name in the top left.
  2. Click Customize Slack.
  3. Select Statuses.
  4. Customize 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 customized 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 can access this feature.
  • Available on free and paid plans.

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