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  1. 4,716 votes
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  2. don't switch to "away", just because I'm using a different application (i'm still at work!)

    The availability status should indicate whether or not someone is available, which means they are available to chat.

    So it does not make sense to switch my status to away, just because I'm answering email or do something else on my computer.

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    191 comments  ·  Presence  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The fix for this is officially completed! For the specific issue of status changing to away in Teams when you are still active on the device, there was still a small % of users who saw the broken behavior, but as of today, all should be working correctly. Please note this was a backend fix, so no client update is needed.

    If you believe you are still having an issue, please feel free to capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with detailed repro steps to teamsml@microsoft.com.

    Thanks everyone – and enjoy!

  3. Add "What's happening today?" Status

    Skype for Business has a "What's happening today?" custom status under their name which users can write custom messages such as "Teleworking" or "At Lunch". Teams should have this also.

    463 votes
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  4. Allow us to modify the settings to stay "Available" when we are idle.

    In Skype you were able to stay "Available" for either set amount of time or even permanently when you were idle and working on other things. I have people asking me if I'm available now because after a few minutes my status goes to "Away" if I'm not actively moving around in my Teams Window.

    54 votes
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    completed  ·  Suphatra responded

    You can now set your status as Away. Just click your face in the lower left corner of the app and in the fly out menu, choose your status next to your photo.

    If you like this feature, please tweet us a shout out with the hashtag #MicrosoftTeams. You can also find me at @skprufo.

    Happy Friday!
    Suphatra

  5. change status automatically to busy when in a meeting

    after all it does that when i am on a call ...

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  6. Show Status Indicator on Taskbar

    I keep forgetting to change my status back to active after being away. I don't always leave the Teams window open and there's no status indicator in the Windows Taskbar to catch my eye and remind me to change my status back to available. Skype has an indicator on the taskbar, so it's much easier to remember to change your status back.

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    completed  ·  Warren responded

    This has completed and is gradually rolling out!

    -Warren

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