More status options, custom status, and Out of Office
I like the status options in S4B, and so does my boss. It will be important to my boss before accepting the use of MS Teams widely to have a broader range of statuses. Missing statuses are:
* In a meeting
* In a conference call
* In a call
* Be right back
* Off Work
Particularly of importance are "Be right back" and "off work". "Do not disturb" is probably sufficient for "in a meeting", "in a call" and "presenting". But, it sure is nice that S4B auto-detects those three statuses (for the most part).
Would like to create a custom status option, such as an out-of-office message.
This request is still queued within our backlog. No new details yet.
needs to include a setting that allows users to adjust the 'away' timeout length, similar to Skype for Business.....including an option to never automatically change to away.
TJ Nixon commented
Add status "stepping away/returned" as a status while in a team's meeting so you don't have to interrupt the meeting to let people know you're stepping away and you have returned
Please bring back Off Work that we used to have on Skype for business.
Nick Ellis commented
Distinguishing internal from external would also be useful. For example, I may not want customers knowing that I am off or unavailable.
- Only available for Important Issues
Darren Bryant commented
- Custom status
- WFH status
- On Leave status
- Improved visibility
manon latneigne commented
cause covid-19, if it possible to had '' Working remotely'' this is the new trend now.
I would like to see that
This is very much needed. Why so long on the backlog?
It would be useful to have more options now- including 'Working From Home' (essential at the moment), and 'On Leave'. It would be most efficient to create your own, work patterns vary so much.
What does 'Be right back' mean anyway? And 'Available' implies any interruption is OK. 'Appear away' is the same label as 'Be right back' they should be different so you can see at a glance.
I think the status should be more easily visible. It is not apparent that someone is asking "do not disturb" or "away" unless you hover over their photo. I think if you open the chat for someone away or requests do not disturb, I think there should be a very apparent notification of the person's status.
Agreed, also I'd like and option where i can set my mobile status to default to "Off Work" or "Offline", so i can ghost without being seen, as when I'm truly off work I don't want a status that makes my merely seem away. There should also be an option where "Off Work" status could be set along with a Quiet Hours schedule.
Any updates on this idea? I don't want to have to set my Outlook to Out of Office to achieve an automated 'Working from Home' message in MS Teams. When will a solution be available as flexible working is critical, but so is the option to set expectations with stakeholders/team. Is there another way to do this right now without having to set a manual status message in Teams?
Should be On a Call, On a Conference Call - not 'In.'
Also, please add in a way to create your own custom status' that don't show the amount of time your away if computer in idle mode or locked.
How can this be on backlog? This is simply a vital part of any modern chat platform. Custom status messages must be a feature.
George Stone commented
This is much needed. Especially when using Teams Voice with queues. Only way for people to easily opt out of their teams ringing when the queues ring is to set their status as some form of 'away' which is confusing in a normal operational context. Would be good to add an 'Available but not available for calls' status message.
In an on going pademic with phased worked from home and phased work from office and we can't get at least a Green WFH icon status.
Change out the single white check mark with a either a House icon in green or "WFH" icon in green
In context of Covid19 and Work from home policies,
Can we also add two new statuses like "On Lunch Break" and "On Tea Break".
I have set up lunch time in outllook insight and during my lunch time, my status is Busy.
It should appear as a 'Lunch' status and the status message should mention automatically my lunch time
Brady M commented
Need to prevent different groups from seeing my online status. I'm bombarded by chat messages asking for help from throughout the company which prevents me from doing my day job.
We have an established way to ask for help but each user thinks their 'ok, it's a simple request' direct message me prevents me from doing my job.
I need an out of office auto-reply message feature in Teams
Chris Weiser commented
It would be awesome if whatever 3rd party apps you add to your Teams could also communicate your status. For example, if I'm on a Zoom call, and I have Zoom connected to Teams, it could automatically mark me as "in a call" or "busy."
Dave Williams commented
Need the ability to add a custom status.
Older tools do this, as well as newer tools.