FIX TEAMS Away Status
Teams will show me as AWAY even when I'm actively working on CPU. In the support forums, the individual working for Microsoft explained that teams reverts to "away" when the user is not active for more than 10 mins, HOWEVER, I'm seeing it revert even whilst continuously active on my CPU. I'm not the first person to bring this up, I know you've seen this forum (https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/all/teams-away-setting-automatically-switching-on-when/950933a5-7dc3-4401-a164-23be32940986?page=3).
Please fix this, as it eliminates the value of using teams. Why would I use teams if you're telling my boss I'm away when I'm not? I could simply tell my boss that I'm uninstalling Teams and we need to find a better solution (ie. Slack, etc.). This isn't communist Russia where Microsoft plays watchdog over capital interests and employee productivity (and terrible at doing so might I add). Give us a break and fix Teams so it works as intended.
This was supposed to have been corrected back in 2018 and is STILL an ongoing issue.
If I'm working in Notes, Project, Word, Outlook, or any application other than Teams, I am marked as away. Even if I manually change the status, it returns a few mins later.
Yesterday, I even had teams mark me as away while I was IN TEAMS watching a recording a meeting in Teams Streaming.
It is unacceptable and outrageous that 3 years later we are still facing these issues, huge numbers of users have complained, and nothing is being done.
I see Teams change me to Away when I'm actively engaged in work other than within Teams and even when I'm watching a training video. Setting the status message doesn't correct it from showing me as "yellow away". This makes it appear as though I'm away and not available and causes my peers and associates to reach out to others with questions or for help as they assume I'm away from my laptop.
Don't people working at microsoft use team? how do they not find this annoying and fix it already? or do they don't even use their own app cause it's bad.
This is a BUG Not a feature
Teams is supposed to work like an office chat app, where a person should be shown away only if he/she has not interacted with the computer for some time.
Instead the auto-away in Teams is like any other common social chat app- if u are not in Teams, u r away.
This is really annoying as others often think that I am not available even when I am working on my computer
Teams assumes if it's minimized then you must be away - very annoying.