million daily active users of the team collaboration tool, enabling the mode will benefit them of obtaining more control with regard to their notifications.
Slack is committed to make every user be within the reach of its channels. However, putting in thought that every user needs a “me” time to focus on tasks at hand paved the way for innovating the newest mode. “Do Not Disturb” empowers users to sustain their peak of concentration while working. As this will mute the device and let your teammates see a corresponding icon instead of your availability when they attempt to message you, this will be a sign that you are most likely into something that cannot be interrupted. It is all up to you on how long the mode should stay active.
On one hand, there is a quick option that will send a notification in case of emergencies. The company cautions that this be used carefully to keep individuals from abusing the option or else this might result to unhappy and inconvenient working environment. You can select various periods to be in “Do Not Disturb” mode like the hours before or after work and/or during breaks. However, the rightful hand your Administrator has the power to override the mode in case it goes out of control.
If you want to enable “Do Not Disturb” mode on your Slack app, click the bell icon by your team name and opt for the length of the mode. You can do this by typing in in the /dnd slash command, for example /dnd 1 hour. When you are ready to interact with others, the system will provide you with a summary of the notifications that got onto your account while you were unavailable.
It can be noted that the “Do Not Disturb” update came after the company launched an App Directory and open source framework for third-parties to innovate their own bots. Growing in its linkage and efficiency, the new feature is available for users on all of Slack’s apps together with the Web, desktop, Android and iOS devices.