I am using the Slack app, and after I touched the computer (a Mac) today, the status changed to a green dot, meaning active, but with a "Z". What does it mean a green dot with a Z, as it seems to mean "active but sleeping", and how do I change it to just active? I clicked on it and can only change it to inactive or active, but not to eliminate the "Z".

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This comes from the "Notification schedule" setting in the Notifications menu in Slack Preferences.

Basically, this sets your "working" hours. Outside of these hours, the "Z" will appear to show that you are outside of working hours and your notifications are turned off.

To change this: Slack -> Preferences -> Notifications -> Notification schedule
To change it completely, change it to Everyday from 00:00 to Midnight.


I was having the same problem, however Fanatique's solution did not solve the issue for me.

The "z" in the status indicates that notifications are turned off for that person. So if they are not turned off via the "Notification schedule" they may have been "Paused".

To change it: "You">"Pause notifications">"Resume notifications"

Remember to check both your computer and mobile device.

  • This fixed it for me. Thank you! thank you! thanks you!! :) Apr 12, 2022 at 15:47

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