Slack is an essential collaboration tool that many businesses use daily. However, if you work on a project requiring constant communication, you might want to keep your Slack always active. Today we’ll show you how to do just that.
Set Slack to Launch at Start-Up
The first step is to ensure that Slack launches every time you start your computer. You can set this up within Slack’s settings. Here’s how:
- Open Slack.
- Click on your Profile Picture in the top right corner.
- Select ‘Preferences’ from the dropdown menu.
- Choose the ‘Advanced’ tab.
- Check the box that says ‘Launch app on login’.
Adjust Your Status to Always Active
Slack automatically sets your status to “Away” when you’ve been inactive for a while. Fortunately, you can change this in Slack’s settings. Follow these steps:
- Go to your profile picture in the top right corner and click on it.
- Select ‘Set yourself as active’ from the dropdown menu.
Using Third-Party Tools
If you want to keep Slack always active, even when your computer is idle, you can use third-party tools such as Mouse Jiggler or Caffeine. These tools simulate activity on your computer, preventing Slack from setting your status to “Away”.
Mouse Jiggler is a simple tool that simulates mouse movement, thereby preventing your status from going inactive. You can download it from here: https://mousejiggler.net/
Caffeine is another similar tool, but it simulates keystrokes instead. You can download it from here: https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/caffeine/
Please note that while these tools can help you achieve a constant “Active” status on Slack, they should be used responsibly. Always inform your team and superiors if you’re going to use such tools. It’s also worth mentioning that staying “always active” might risk creating unrealistic expectations for responsiveness.
Keeping Slack always active is easy once you know the steps. Whether you choose to adjust your settings, use third-party tools, or both, you can ensure that you’re always online and ready to collaborate.