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Add "What's happening today?" Status

Skype for Business has a "What's happening today?" custom status under their name which users can write custom messages such as "Teleworking" or "At Lunch". Teams should have this also.

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      • Mark Lepofsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Marco; this is a great addition, but there should at least be a way to tell if someone has set their status message - perhaps an indicator at the bottom left or a ring around the avatar.

      • Marco Erdmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Just found this feature in the newest Teams update. While it is in principle nice to have this back (we were using Skype for Business before), this has to get more prominent. It currently only shows up in the Avatar popup which is way to invisible. My colleagues use it to notify others e.g. about home office or other relevant information so it would be nice to see this also in the chat list without hovering the mouse over the avatar picture.

      • Nigel Jones commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Disappointing to see a feature with a low count in testing when other items are receiving more requests. May be you need to include dates for when suggested, accepted, started on, and other stages.

      • Mark Lepofsky commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's been turned on for our tenant. One question I've been getting is whether these statuses will be visible to guest users in a team or only to internal users? Is there a definitive answer to this?

      • jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Am I missing something? The only way i can see this is if i click on someone's profile. I never do this. Adding the status similar to the way it works in Skype would be better for us.

      • RobinInOR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Love it! Showed up yesterday for us. Good job!
        One little glitch for me, though.
        If I set the status in the Windows client, it shows up in the Mac client, all is good.
        But the browser (in Chrome) doesn't show a status at all.
        If I set the status in the browser, the new status does show up in Windows/Mac.
        But I reset it in Windows, browser won't pick it up. And if I refresh the page, it's gone altogether - no status at all.

        TL:DR: Browser client doesn't honor the current custom status settings although setting the status in the browser shows up in other clients.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Glad to see this being added. One of the big complaints for my users that migrated from Skype for Business to Teams!

      • LR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This missing feature has stalled our implementation to date, so this is GREAT news!

      • Stephen Edmonson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am thrilled to see this! This is a great way to give teams some additional functionality in a way that creates customization. Who DOESN'T love customization?Thank you for listening!

      • DimaR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Whoooo-hooooo, after two yeaars we are still on the same place. So sad, Microsoft. We want to use this field for quick actions like in Slype- lunch, brb, home sick and so on.
        C'mon, guys!

      • DimaR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree, but seems like this feature request is only for chosen ones.
        So sad.

      • Jenna commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We use this function daily at work and it would be very detrimental to not have it available in TEAMS too!

      • Chuck Bartowski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I wouldn't classify this as "fun" but more essential, at least for my business. With users in multiple locations it's a must have for us. Can't ditch Slack until this is implemented.

      • Ethan Jacobson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would help a great deal in knowing how to interact with team members, and when to expect them back online.

      • Gabrielle Guillen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In addition to being fun, it also serves a business purpose: e.g., telling people where you are within the building if you're not in your usual workspace but are reachable. You can also give more nuanced insight into your availability: for instance, you might not be as extreme as "do not disturb", but you're in the zone and would prefer not to be interrupted--and with custom statuses (and emojis!) you could communicate that.

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