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.
I’m excited to announce that setting a custom status message is in internal testing, and should be coming soon! Thanks! ~ Alex
Simon Hunter commented
I can see there are status messages now on windows and web...but nothing on Android??
Jon Vassar commented
Halfway a nice feature. Can we get more visible options for it though? Both in setting and seeing (especially seeing, there's no good visual a status is on a user)
Here's some suggestions
Set status next to menu (user image in top bar)
Status indicator in chat list (simple icon after user name)
Status message above chat box when chatting with user that auto-hides after a message is sent for 5 minutes (Like when it lets you know a user is out of office)
Show the status next to the user name in the chat at the top of the window
Mark Lepofsky commented
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
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.
Please develop this
Nigel Jones commented
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
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?
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.
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.
Glad to see this being added. One of the big complaints for my users that migrated from Skype for Business to Teams!
This missing feature has stalled our implementation to date, so this is GREAT news!
Stephen Edmonson commented
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!
Looking forward to this rollout!
Harold Van de Kamp commented
Great news to see this functionality coming soon!
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.
Agree, but seems like this feature request is only for chosen ones.
This is great news and a much needed missing feature.
We use this function daily at work and it would be very detrimental to not have it available in TEAMS too!
Chuck Bartowski commented
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.