how to change status in Microsoft teams

how to change status in Microsoft teams

Symptoms:

Your status gives other Teams users an at-a-glance indication of whether you’re available to chat, busy in a meeting, or just temporarily away for a few minutes.
You can see your current status represented by an icon next to your profile picture in the upper-right corner.
By default, your status is listed as “Available.” Teams will automatically change your status when you’re idle, in a meeting, or on a call.
Resolution
Status Options
  1. Available
  2. Busy
  3. Do Not Disturb
  4. Be Right Back
  5. Appear Away
Set a New Status
While Teams will automatically change your status when you’re busy or away, you can also manually set it.
1. Click your profile picture in the upper right.
2. Click your current status.
 
how to change status in Microsoft teams
3. A status menu appears, with several statuses to choose from.
Select a new status.
how to change status in Microsoft teams
Note: Manually setting your status will prevent Teams from automatically setting it based on your activity.
Reset Your Status
Once you no longer need the status that you have manually set, you can reset it so that Teams will resume automatically setting it.
1. Click your profile picture in the upper right
2. Select your current status.
Note: Your status is reset to Available and will change automatically based on your activity.
Mobile:
To change your status, tap Menu. Then, tap your status to view your options.
Here’s more detail about each kind of status that you change:
  • Available is when you’re active in Teams and don’t have anything in your calendar (no meetings or calls, for example). Note that Teams will automatically set your status from Available to Away when the Teams app is in the background. On desktop and web, this will happen when you lock your computer or when it enters idle or sleep mode.
  • Busy is when you want to focus on something, and you do want notifications to pop up. If you’re in a meeting or call, Teams will automatically change your status to In a meeting or In a call (Busy) when not set to Do not disturb.
  • Do not disturb is when you want to focus or present your screen and don’t want notifications to pop up.
  • Be right back is when you want to say you’re temporarily away. It’s never set automatically.
  • Appear away is when you need to work without responding right away.
  • Appear offline is when you want to indicate that you’re not signed in to Teams, so will not be responding until you’re back online. You’ll still receive notifications if anyone messages you.

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