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
Adam Ott commented
I work with team members who travel constantly, and the main reason I'd like to have custom status messages is to communicate where (physically and in what time zone) people are. It is tremendously helpful to know if someone is on a flight (as opposed to "busy"), and what client site they're at.
Alberto Sepulveda commented
Yes! Skype for B had something similar where you would be able to put a fun blurb that everyone else would be able to see.
Sean Ellis commented
It should certainly be possible to choose your status message - and it should certainly also be an option for people viewing it to suppress "fun" icons.
Ability to enter a custom status like “working from home” or “on vacation” or “out sick” with fun icons to go along with the status.
Reuben Ahmed commented
Please add a 100 character field status option so we can inform people what we're doing right now, "I'm gardening", or something else!
Mark Chally commented
We were coerced into using MS Teams instead of Skype. One of the missing Skype features is the ability to enter custom status messages through what Skype called the "mood message." I made great use of that to tell people if I was at lunch, out sick, etc.
That feature is SORELY missing
Lieke Rietrae commented
In SfB you can write a personal note to clarify your status. For instance: I am working at home. This was a very handy function of SfB because it gives a quick overview of where your colleagues are hanging out in the building / in the country. Me and my colleagues miss this function in Teams.
Justyn Davidson commented
Keeping Status and Presence separate is IMPORTANT - we use Status for things like "working from home today". Really big feature that we lost when our company went away from Skype, but now with Teams we may have an opportunity to get some great functionality back.