Change status to away on mobile app when I’m background
Unless I manually change my status from the mobile app, I appear as always online. I would like if Teams automatically changed my status to Away once the app goes into the background (defaulting to desktop presence, of course).
This is an awful function! Now whenever I am on my laptop and working in other programs (or working on something that is not on my laptop but my laptop is right in front of me), my status is marked as Away. So frustrating as I am not Away! Not ideal as others think they can't contact me but I am available, just not currently in Teams or on my laptop but right at my desk. And the same when I see others as Away - how do I know if they are really away from their desk or not? Please change this back!
Kathryn Roscoe commented
Ideally, we would like a presence specifically for mobile app - Active (mobile) or Inactive (mobile). We are getting too many cases of users with the mobile app showing available all the time.
they implemented this and it is THE WORST FUNCTION EVER. If I’m working on my tablet, it sets me to away, even though I’m legitimately working on work emails, simply because i don’t have the app on screen. people then question whether I’m actually working.
This existed in Lync/Skype for Business.
It's terrible in a 24/7 world to get notifications on mobile when I'm trying to sleep, simply because I didn't manually change my mobile client status.
Matt R. commented
If implemented, this should be configurable. I have the opposite problem of my presence automatically switching to Away after a period of inactivity. I want the option to remain Available indefinitely since I always have my mobile phone with me.
100% behind this idea. It needs to be implemented ASAP.