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.
In Skype I was used to (occasionally) use the 'Appear offline' functionality.
Apart from 'Appear away' Skype has a last option that also leaves your status indicator empty/white.
I find this especially helpful when you really need to focus and want to 'slightly divert' colleagues to send you an email who otherwise might have contacted you directly through Teams.
Could you please add that functionality?
I use this feature a lot in Skype for Business, it really needs adding to Teams.
Agreed. This is a big request from people at our office.
There is a greater inconvenience by not having an "Appear Offline" status so that one can keep working undisturbed in "Offline" status. Absence of this feature in Corporate networks is a big let down
This would go a long way towards improving adoption of Teams internally by our Executives.
Sue M commented
I'm not in front of Teams at the moment and I don't know if this option has been administrator set. I'd like to see a customizable option added to the standard status area. Now we have Away, Appear Offline, Online or Available, Busy. Can we get one that allows for say, in meeting done in 10, or brb, or out sick? I don't care to be pigeonholed into 4-5 standard status states. Thanks.
Need an easy, fast way to silence incoming messages and appear offline, then come back online.
It would be nice if there was an "invisible" status that shows you offline/disconnected but still made you able to browse your team's content