The Slack Team is currently rolling out a new feature to its App on Windows 10. The company now lets users set custom statuses on its service. Now a user who is away for a certain reason can now let his Teammates/contacts know when you are away.
Users can now set a custom status in Slack to share what they are up to, when they will be back and whom to contact in there absence by picking from five default options for common scenarios. The app also gives an option to create own and a more specific status that says exactly what you want your team to know. Each status can be up to 100 characters and illustrated with an emoji of your choice.
User would need to click over their name on the upper left corner on the Slack App and click on Set Status and choose the 5 preset statuses or use a custom one. The Slack team is currently rolling out the update to all users and if you are using the Windows Slack app then you need not update the app since it’s a web wrapper app.