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.
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'.
NOW NOW NOW
How this isn't already an option is insane. NOW NOW NOW
you replied a year ago why isnt it happening
your feature team kinda lazy
just go ask discord how they did it
yes, I would like this feature to be added, so others can see i'm offline but I'm actually online. I do not want others to disturb me when i just want to look at teams and review past conversations and messaged my boss, but I do not want others to message me and see I am online.
I remember back in the day AOL AIM had this feature which I liked.
Would love to have "appear offline" - in some countries this could be a data privacy issue if it is not possible to choose.
Please add - thanks in advance
On one of my co-works appears to be offline on Outlook 365, how is this possible. He responds to my emails and meeting invites -yet his status shows offline.
One of my students appears offline from my view though he was added to the list of my team members. I would like to know why and can he still join the team meetings?
I VOTE FOR <APPEAR OFFLINE> FEATURE
please add this as it was the same in skype!!!
best solution is sign out from the teams when you want to show up as you are offline. this works . this is alternate option till the time MS teams come with actual option "offline"
Please add appear offline feature as it is vital to those of us who work before or after the regular work day. Also please fix do not disturb so that when you are presenting it prevents pings from showing up on your screen
Offline feature is a must  \o/
Sometimes you have to check you e-mail outside usual working hours, which doesn't necessarily means you're available to chat with your co-workers.
Home office is a new routine to many of us during the pandemics and it's been hard to preserve privacy and to set limits to intrusive attitudes.
When? It seems odd this feature wasn't added to begin with, we been using teams for 3 years now and finally its getting added. Miss Skype.
hard to believe MS left this feature and the ability to block people from contacting during presentations using the do not disturb in the first place,
yes please add this feature
Offline feature is a must.
Terry He commented
How to do it and set Teams has the status of "appear offline" ? who can show us the detail ?
Please add offline status to Teams.