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Syncing your Slack status with Google Calendar: streamline hybrid work comms

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Are you ready to put the "status" in "Slack status"? Let's dive in and discover how to keep your co-workers in the loop with your availability and whereabouts.

Keep your co-workers in the loop with your Slack status

As a hybrid employee, you're well aware of the indispensable role Slack plays in your daily work routine. It's the hub where your team connects, collaborates, and conquers tasks together. Did you know that millions of hybrid workers like yourself rely on Slack to stay productive and engaged?

One powerful feature of Slack is the ability to update your status, allowing you to communicate your availability and work location to your colleagues. It's like raising a virtual flag, signaling whether you're in a meeting, taking a break, or working remotely. Keeping your Slack status up to date ensures your team knows when you're accessible and when you might need some uninterrupted focus time.

How to update your Slack status

To update your Slack status, follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner of Slack.
  2. Select "Set a status" from the drop-down menu.
  3. Choose one of the predefined status options or create a custom status that suits your needs.
  4. Optionally, you can add an emoji to your status to add a touch of personality. 🎉
  5. Click "Save" to update your status, and voila! Your team will be informed of your availability.

Syncing your Slack status with Google Calendar

If you want to take it up a notch and keep your Slack status in sync with your Google Calendar events, here's what you need to do:

  1. Install the Slack and Google Calendar integration.
  2. In Slack, click on your profile picture and go to "Preferences."
  3. Under "Calendar & Reminders," click on "Connect your calendar."
  4. Follow the prompts to authorize Slack to access your Google Calendar.
  5. Once connected, Slack will automatically update your status based on your Google Calendar events.

But wait, there's more!

Taking it further with Scoop

While the Google Calendar integration in Slack is handy, we understand that you might want more control over which events sync to your Slack status. Plus, there's a lot more you can do to optimize your hybrid work experience. That's where Scoop comes in. Scoop offers a seamless solution to sync your work location with your Slack status and Google Calendar - automatically - ensuring your colleagues always know if you're in the office, working remotely, or on the go.

Plus, Scoop goes beyond status syncing. It helps you discover available meeting rooms, locate colleagues, and even find the nearest coffee spot for those much-needed caffeine breaks. With Scoop, you'll maximize your hybrid work experience and boost your productivity like never before.

So, keep your Slack status up to date, sync it with your Google Calendar, and explore the possibilities with Scoop. Your team will thank you for keeping them in the loop, and you'll be the master of hybrid work productivity! 🚀

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