Incorrect status in teams
We have noticed that our Teams statuses are consistently incorrect. Even when some team members are active in Teams they are shown as "away" or "offline". For example, although I can see that my status is "active", my colleagues see my status as "offline".
Can you please fix this bug?
Hi — My apologies for the delay in updating this item. We rolled out a fix a year ago for a specific issue of status changing to away in Teams when you were still active on the device. We thought this had fixed the “incorrect status” issue. From comments below, it sounds like people are still seeing issues.
If you are still having issues, it would be super helpful if you can capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with device info and detailed repro steps to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've had the same problem lately as Teams shows me as "busy" sometimes, even if my Outlook calendar doesn't have any meeting during that time (actually sitting at my desk working and Teams shows "busy"...).
I've had a few instances where the Teams icon in the task bar was showing a red dot (busy), so I expanded its window and the icon changed to "available" on its own, as if Teams went in sleep mode since I hadn't accessed it in a while (and was showing busy because of it) and opening it took it out of sleep mode and changed status to available.
Almost like this was Facebook and your friends can see if you're logged in or not...which I guess can me useful if it means that in Teams your staff can know if you're "at your desk" or not, that way if they send you something, they know they can expect a quick reply.
There should be two kinds of statuses : one that's synced with Outlook calendar (you're in a meeting, out of the office...) and another that shows if you've accessed Teams recently, so people know if there's a chance you'll soon see their post. If I'm on the phone for 1,5 hours with a client and I haven't expanded the Teams window in a while, then people should know not to expect a quick reply, even though I don't have a meeting scheduled at that time in Outlook.
We have experienced this issue as well today.
We are experiencing the same problems with status changes from available to offline or busy.
I have installed the latest Teams Version, no updates were found
Mine seems to changing arbitrarily - one moment I am offline, next I am online, then busy. It is maddening! No rhyme or reason for the change either.
Even trying to manually change it doesn't work.
I show my status as available, all others in my org see it as OOO. I have quit and restarted the app, logged out/back in, removed any potential calendar invites that might trigger the OOO message, and double-checked my own OOO message. Nothing has changed. Multiple people within my org have had this issue recently as well.
Jacob Andersson commented
Continue to see how my calendar automatically changes my status (I do NOT want that and have it disabled in Skype fB but cannot find a setting for it in Teams...) but we also experience how status get "stuck", in example was there one account now that lists as "Green" and Available even though his account is disabled in AD as he left the company a few weeks ago...
When will these issues be fixed?!
Just got bit by this today and it's the worst! Apparently it picked up that I'd accepted a meeting from my boss that was just a reminder that he would be "out of office" and so, since I accepted it, it set my status to out of office. I've since rejected the meeting but it still won't let me set my status back to active. This is on the 31st of August fully seven months after you said you'd started working on this issue.
I can see the value in automatically picking up on cues to intelligently set my status for me but, if nothing else, if I manually select a status, I should be able to override any and all other automatic processing of statuses while I'm active. I'm ok with the dumb idea of "inactive" if I'm not actively using teams coming back but certainly any other custom ones that were based on the calendar should simply go away for the rest of the day (at least) unless I re-select them.
This is so frustrating as a number of staff have come to me with this issue.... This has apparently been worked on since January! Any update?
flanhaw guy commented
is this getting fixed. my status now always OOO, and all inbound voice calls going to voicemail !!!
Is this app still beta? When is there going to be any development done to fix these glaring problems?
I use Teams without Skype on only a single device (laptop). The status icon is sooo tiny and the status choices are sooo basic that I almost never change my status. If I do change my status and forget to set it back to "Available", this is preserved even across reboots whereas I expected it to auto-reset to available on launch. It should at least be a configurable option. People send me messages regardless so it means Teams status is pointless.
my status is alwasy OOO. I tried resetting the status on the app and it worked for a minute and then it went back to OOO, i tried changing the status on the web, desktop app and mobile and it doesn't work! Please fix
it is still a problem! :(
Any update on when this will be fixed? The status log needs to be fixed. There are times now when I'm not even online and it shows me as available. For someone going on leave soon, I don't want people to think I'm around when I'm not!
Audra McKay-Webster commented
I am permanently showing as out of the office and cannot switch to available. It's confusing my colleagues.
Davi Pereira commented
Something weird on Teams which keep my status as OOO even when I try to change it to Available!!!!!!
My status stays as OOO even when I try to change to Available. Is there a fix?
Gary Stern commented
status consistently changes to busy and I need to switch it back to available. very frustrating
BUSY STATUS ALWAYS COMES UP. AND WE ARE GETTING ANNOYED CHANGING TO AVAILABLE. IT'S BEEN MONTHS AND THIS IS ISSUE KEEPS GOING.
Yup. This totally doesn't work. What's the plan guys? Is there a fix? Or a discount? Something to help use the product effectively would be great.