how to change status in Microsoft teams
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.
- Do Not Disturb
- Be Right Back
- 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.
3. A status menu appears, with several statuses to choose from.
Select a new status.
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.