I want to access Teams content while able to "appear offline"
This is a feature request regarding the presence capability versus other offline features that want to use Teams while disconnected.
This feature allows
People to do work at off hours without being interrupted.
People to look or retrieve content which has no concept of presence.
For those concerned about abuse of an appear offline feature and enabling presence liars, users can still lie and set any of the current presence states with the same intention.
I can be connected to the network and use Outlook, OneNote, SharePoint, etc. and do MY work without worrying about interruptions.
Appear offline is now available on Desktop/Web and iOS. It will be available later this month on Android. To learn more, please visit https://support.microsoft.com/office/change-your-status-in-teams-ce36ed14-6bc9-4775-a33e-6629ba4ff78e.
Usman K commented
I very recently observed that selecting "Appear Offline" is now literally displayed to other co-workers as "Appear Offline" and until I logout from my TEAMS application, my status is not displayed as "Offline". The essence of having the option is lost and is similar when we had no option for setting Offline as a status. Any co-worker can easily understand who is offline and who pretends to be offline. Disappointed really!!
Are you still able to join a meeting while offline ? Or make a call?
one statut (with color : blue) to indicate that we aren't in office, but available (and the green for available in office)
Michelle Lawless commented
Still waiting on "offline" option for Android.....
Christian Lingenhel commented
Will it be possible to disable this for our tenant?
Attila Kovács commented
This is great feature, however it would be even better if that could be selected for certain people or external contacts only for a certain period of time.
In Windows desktop version 1.3.00.26064 (64-bit), I have the "Appear away" option from the system tray icon as well. Good job!
Same here, it's available inside Teams, but not in the systray icon. Please add it there as well!
Daniel Klicks commented
Great to have the feature available. But you forgot to put the new status to the systray icon as well.
Hi, is this working already?
[Deleted User] commented
we need this now, get it sorted
it's ashame to not permit to users to keep privacy
Ron van Herk commented
Would be very useful if this could be added
Chris L. Jensen commented
Any progress on this Alex (Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams)?
Chris Hall commented
Oh come on.... The team is 'working on it' ? You already have a status select system in place.
Can it be for a certain group of people? It would be useful for people like me who work with multiple clients and a specific day is for one and it is very disruptive for a co-worker to keep pinging me about the other client (with a whole set of VPNs to connect to!)
Offline feature is a must.
Robert Harris commented
There are times when you just NEED to appear offline so you are not disturbed but still NEED to run teams for access to files, links, etc. Lync/Skype 4B included this feature (ok registry hack but...). With Teams including Team channels, links to files, links to other content, team channels, etc. the ability to "appear offline" is now more important than Lync/Skype days. Sooner rather than later, please.
Nitesh Tripathi commented
We are able to find this option (Appear offline) for some users Teams client.
Same time few users don't have this option, we would like to know this option is added by Microsoft or this is in testing phase.
As per below link only 5 option are given by MS, Appear offline option is not mentioned in the document.
I am eager for this option as well for the same reason - can't get any actual work done w/out people interrupting for a 'quick question' which is never quick and distracts from stuff I am trying to get done. Additionally, and maybe I missed it, but when I go to 'Do Not Disturb', since folks have no common courtesy, I am still getting interrupted. What is the point in having that option if it still allows people to bother you?
One last request is that the color shows different when marked as 'Busy' vs. 'In a meeting / In a call'.