Have you ever found yourself missing important messages on Slack because your status keeps appearing as “away” or “inactive”? I know I have! It can be frustrating, especially when you’re trying to stay connected and responsive to your team. But fear not, I’ve discovered a nifty little trick that allows you to set your Slack status as “always active.” Let me show you how.
Step 1: Go to Your Profile
First, navigate to your profile on Slack. You can do this by clicking on your name or avatar in the top left corner of the application. This will open a dropdown menu where you’ll find the “Profile & account” option. Click on it to proceed.
Step 2: Click on “Edit Status”
Once you’re on your profile page, scroll down until you find the section labeled “Status & availability.” Underneath this section, you’ll see a button that says “Edit.” Give it a click and get ready for the next step.
Step 3: Enable “Always Active” Mode
Now, you’ll find yourself on the status editing page. Here, you’ll see various options to customize your Slack status. Scroll down until you find the option labeled “Set me as active when idle for…” and click on the toggle switch to turn it on. This will enable the “Always Active” mode.
Step 4: Adjust the Idle Time
Once you’ve enabled the “Always Active” mode, you can adjust the idle time before your status switches to “away.” By default, Slack sets a 30-minute idle time. However, if you want to be always active, you may want to set it to a longer duration. You can select a predefined time interval or input a custom value that suits your needs.
Step 5: Save Your Changes
After adjusting the idle time, make sure to click on the “Save” button to apply your changes. Slack will now keep your status as “active” for the specified duration, ensuring you never miss an important message again.
And there you have it! By following these simple steps, you can set your Slack status as “always active” and stay connected with your team. No more worrying about missed messages or appearing as unavailable. Now, you can focus on being productive and responsive while using Slack.
Note that while enabling the “Always Active” mode is convenient, it’s important to strike a balance between being available and taking breaks. Remember to take care of your well-being and ensure you have designated offline times to recharge.
I hope you found this article helpful. Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!