Away/Inactive Status Timer
With Skype, we were able to adjust the timer for when our status automatically changed to "Inactive" or "Away" after a certain amount of inactivity (like when you're just listening to a call, reading DLPs or contracts, watching a training video, etc.).
With MS Teams, the timer seems to show you as inactive after only 5 minutes even when you're actively involved in something. Is there a way to be able to adjust this timer to account for that? I don't want people to think I'm away from my desk and choose not to send me important IMs, or think that I'm off playing with my cats or something.
Lukas Medlen commented
I found 23 other threads suggesting this
Tyler Vice commented
There are a lot of people clamoring for this feature over at this idea: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/37911568-show-status-duration
Meanwhile, they should be using this tool properly and just vote for it here. Either way, should've been rolled out to begin with. I've never seen a company's developers and decision-making team so thoroughly devoid of common sense.
Lorie Lodico commented
This simple rigidity is idiotic. It renders the feature less than valuable. As stated, certain roles (especially senior consultative positions) find this detrimental. The resulting workarounds will take key users away from the Teams platform.
I've started to notice this as well, and one of our end users is in this same boat. This needs to be a user configurable setting.
Scott Anderson commented
Please add this feature as it was something very helpful in Lync/Skype for Business.
Gustavo Antoniolli commented
This really sucks, i hope they'll fix this immediately