Better visibility for custom Status Message
The new status message feature is great, but it lacks visibility to other users. It would be much more useful to make it visible in the chat area user list, rather than having to hover over a user to find it in the drop down. It would also be great to have it anywhere you can see user presence.
No idea why they didn't transfer this functionality from Skype...
It should REPLACE the default presence message,. The presence icon could remain the same.
I echo the same thoughts as other on this thread - having to hover over each person's icon diminishes usefulness of the status message and is much less likely to be seen. DIsplaying them directly in the contacts list as in Skype for Business would help a lot.
If a person doesn't wish to view such messages in their contact list, provide an option for them to only show on hover, but otherwise display by default.
It will be very useful to have complete status message displayed in Teams, similar to 'Skype for Business'. Thanks.
Yeah I use this to update the team on if I'm running out for a few minutes, and I like to do that so I don't have to message them giving them an unnecessary alert if they don't need me. Even if the my user icon status indicator changed enough to clue them in that there IS a note there, that would be a start.
Chris Anglehart commented
Really really need this!!!!
Jordon Wiebe commented
Agree! Nobody, including myself, will remember to hover over each individuals contact card to view their status. Please make it easily viewable without any specific actions, the way Skype for Business does it is a good example.
We really do need this. It is helpful to know if team members are working from home or if they are in the office.
Slack is a prime example of how status message can convey a lot of contextual information with more visibility without being intrusive. Of course, even a basic old school AIM approach would provide more visibility. I love that I can see when some one is in a meeting so I can be sure to tailor my communication to fit the situation, but it looks the same as any standard busy or unavailable status.
Agree 100%. When we used Skype for Business I would post a random fact each day as my status message. Co-workers always told me they looked forward to seeing the fact each day! When we switched to Teams in October 2018, so many users told me they really missed my daily post. But now that I can set a daily status again, I've been showing users how to see it... and every one of them has been disappointed - each admitting that they won't remember to check my contact card in order to see it. :( PLEASE DO make the status visible again without any extra steps - like it was in Skype for Business!