In real life, we know not to disturb someone when they are in a meeting. How do we know if someone is busy when we want to chat about some project on Flock? To help you determine this, Flock shows you two details at the top of every 1-1 chat - Presence and Last Seen.
To see your teammate’s availability:
Open a direct message to a teammate. In the Chat tab, beside the teammate's name, you’ll notice a few things:
Is your teammate available on Flock right now? Look for a colored dot next to their name.
is available i.e., your teammate is online on Flock - on desktop or mobile.
is unavailable i.e., your teammate is currently offline on Flock.
is invited but not joined i.e., your teammate hasn't yet joined the Flock team.
- Last Seen
Where was s/he last seen? On mobile or desktop? How many minutes/hours/days ago?
- Status Message
Is the teammate busy, on leave or working from home?
Presence and Last Seen details help you and your teammates connect at a time that works for all of you. So, take a quick look before sending a direct message to a colleague - see if they are available right now.