Prevent automatic presence / status changes
Please can there be a setting to turn off automatic presence / status changes, and also allow the presence setting to stay the same if Teams is closed or reopened or the computer is restarted. It is very frustrating and disruptive to work that the presence can change automatically by itself
Please add same feature as Skype where you can set your own idle time. Teams inaccurately marks me away all the time and it is annoying. Other team members might think I am unavailable when I am just working off a different computer.
Jeff Keene commented
Not looking to shame here, but Lotus Notes (Sametime) had this functionality in 1997.
It would be ideal to block presence changes externally. Right now individuals with your email address can "status stalk" you even from a separate company and outside your tenant. Ideally there would be a method to block presence changes at an external and internal level.
This is highly annoying. Just because I step away from my computer doesn’t mean that I’m actually “away”. That deters my team from reaching out, even though I’m actually “available”. I should be able to manually control my status and prevent the computer from automatically changing it
My calendar is used for many purposes and my availability to others is often not correlated.
Jason Grovert commented
This feature exists in Skype but not Teams. Agreed - just because I have something on my calendar doesn’t mean I’m busy or unavailable in Teams.
Scott Miller commented
I agree. I put things on my calendar all the time for reminders or placeholders, but that doesn't mean that my presence in SfB or Teams should be changed to Busy.
Ann Fuller commented
I have reminders in outlook, TEAMS shouldn't show me as busy or in a meeting. I want to choose when my presence says away, or busy or in a meeting.