Teams status options
It's really bothering me that the status is becoming very inconvenient. I think it was working fine before, maybe Teams is updated recently. Now, when I'm not actively in Teams for a while but using other applications on my laptop, Teams will show my status as away or even offline for many times. The status option needs to customize options.
Our team has the same problems. We never really know if the person is away or just not in Teams. Makes it very difficult to know whether a person is not responding because they truly are away or just not on Teams. Would very much like to have control of that back. Other apps I have used in the past didn't have this issue
I do work across multiple computers for my job, on top of things at my desk that aren't on my actual machines. It's really annoying that statuses have a five minute auto-away setting that cannot be altered. Sometimes it results in confusion about whether I'm around, even though I can hear the chime if someone reaches out to me while I'm busy with other things. It puts people off messaging me at all. It can also generate phone calls for silly and quick chat questions because people don't think they can reach me through chat - totally circumvents the tool all together.
The option to set a static status would be very useful, and it would also potentially be useful to other users who report their status flips to busy, in a meeting, etc., when they aren't actually in one.
This issue has been brought up in other threads like this also: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/41170840-teams-status.