Activating Focus Time
By the end of this article, you will be able to activate Focus Time, which blocks distracting websites and mutes Slack notifications.
Activating "Focus Time" through the Friday planner allows you to create focused time blocks. Block distracting websites and pause Slack notifications so you can do deep work.
To begin, start in the planner section of your Friday account:
Click on the time in the planner which you want to schedule "Focus Time"
Select "Focus Time"
Adjust the time period to set your needs. You can also make this focus time recurring.
Input websites you wish to have blocked (Friday will gently remind you to stay focused if you attempt to access these sites during your focus time)*
Help to further limit distractions by connecting your workplace Slack to Friday. This connection will automatically put your Slack account in "away" during focus time and return you to "active" once focus time has ended. You can also select to have focus time added to your connected calendar.
You can see how we mark you as away in Slack and mute direct messages:
Click "Schedule" and you're ready to focus!
*Website blocking is only currently available on the Google Chrome browser with the Friday Google Chrome Extension installed