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Whether you're in a meeting, working from home, or heading on a vacation to Fiji, you can set a status in Slack and let your team know what you're up to. As an Admin, you can even set default status suggestions for your team.
Tip: Status suggestions make it easier for members to quickly set their status. ✨
Set default statuses for your team
All members have five default options to choose from when setting their status in Slack. Here's how to customize status suggestions for your team:
Click your team name in the top-left corner to open the menu.
Click Customize Slack.
Customize the status options, and don’t forget to choose a corresponding emoji!
Once you’ve set custom default statuses, members can choose from your suggested options or enter their own custom 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: Make default statuses short enough that team members can use the suggestions and add to them.
🤗 Be inclusive: Avoid acronyms, terms, and phrases not everyone on your team is familiar with.