How To Keep Your Slack Status Active

In the world of remote working, we often rely on platforms like Slack to effectively communicate with our teams. Whether it’s a quick question or a detailed update, staying active on Slack can make a huge difference in your productivity level and your team’s overall communication. This blog post will guide you on keeping your Slack status active, ensuring your availability is always visible to your team.

Manually Set Your Status

The first and simplest way to keep your Slack status active is to manually set your status. This can be done by clicking on your name in the upper left-hand corner of the Slack interface, then clicking “Set a status.” You can pick from a list of suggested statuses or create your own. This is a great way to let your team know when you’re available or busy.

Use Slack’s Automatic Away Feature

If you’re not active on Slack for a certain period of time, the platform will automatically set your status to “away.” This is a helpful feature, but it can also lead to misunderstandings if you’re actually available but just haven’t been active on Slack.

To avoid this, go to your Preferences (under your name in the top left corner), then select the “Do Not Disturb” option. Here, you can set specific hours during which you’ll be automatically set as “away.” Outside of these hours, your status will stay active.

Use a Third-Party Software

If you’re looking for a more automated solution, there are several third-party software options that can keep your Slack status active. These services simulate activity on your Slack even when you’re not actively using it.

Note: use these services responsibly and ethically. Misrepresenting your availability could lead to a loss of trust with your team.

Use a Script

If you’re comfortable with a bit of coding, you can create a script that will keep your Slack status active. This involves using Slack’s API to regularly update your status.

Please note that this method should only be used by those with a good understanding of coding and Slack’s API. Misuse of the API could lead to your account being suspended.

Here’s a sample script to keep your slack status active:

import time
from slackclient import SlackClient

slack_token = 'your-slack-token'
sc = SlackClient(slack_token)

while True:
    sc.api_call('users.setPresence', presence='auto')

Remember to replace ‘your-slack-token’ with your actual slack token. Run this script and it will automatically set your status to active every 30 seconds.


Keeping your Slack status active is an important part of effective communication in a remote working environment. Whether you choose to manually set your status, use Slack’s automatic away feature, a third-party software, or create your own script, these methods will help you maintain a visible presence on Slack and enhance your team’s communication.

Remember, it’s not just about appearing online – it’s about being available and responsive to your team when you’re needed. Happy Slacking!