Recently I came across the need to automatically update my status in Slack. I have class Monday and Tuesday afternoons/evenings which requires me to leave work a little early. As I’m often rushed, I don’t always remember to set my status. This has, at times, left my team waiting on a response to a message I won’t see for a few hours.
1. Setup a New Time Trigger
First, I setup a new date or time trigger.
2. Select the Webhooks Action
Then, I select the webhooks action. (This was previously called the “Maker Webhook Recipe.”)
3. Select the Web Request Action
After that, I select the web request action. This is where I’ll hook IFTTT up to the Slack REST API.
4. Post to the Slack API
Using the API token you registered for with Slack, post to the
slack.com/appi/users.profile.set end point. The JSON appended to the URL sets the test of your status as well as your status emjoi.
That’s it! You have a IFTTT automation that will automatically set your Slack status at a given time.