Integrate status message and status
When I set a status message, I also want to pick a status to go with it (available, busy, away, etc.). But that's not currently an option in the UI.
"Clear status message after" should apply to this status. When the time is up, the status should go back to what it would have been.
Phil Young commented
For me, it would be great if I could add a custom message when I'm in focus mode to remind people how disrupting messaging during this period could be
Yes! The status message has an expiration (1 hour) and it would be great if the status itself had the same expiration, especially since the presence icon is small and easily overlooked.
Venkata Mohan Avadhanula commented
Yes. Very true. I also have this idea that the status and status message should be interlinkable. For me, I want to be present that I am 'Available' for a chat when I am free, but I want to have a custom message "I am busy...bla bla bla.. so come straight to the point..." as a status message when busy, "Drop me a mail and don't ping me" when DND and a status when in presenting mode..."to better mind that I am in a meeting/ presenting my screen and this is not the right time to send any message meant to be personal or confidential".
So, I need an option to correlate Status to Status message in a customizable way, or if am I absolutely free, untick all option from any custom status.
I want to have a range of customisable, reusable, realignable status messages to my status type, which I can store like Outlook Signatures.
I would like to have a Default status message. Then I could set a special status when I have some other activity going on, and have it revert to my default message after the specified time. Currently, the only option is to completely clear the status message at the end of the set time.