Good news. The feature, Unified Presence (aka same presence as Skype for business) is rolling out.
The feature update has started rolling out to customers.
PLEASE NOTE: Not everyone will receive the update at the same time.
You can read more about the March releases on the Teams Blog – https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams-Blog/What-s-new-in-Microsoft-Teams-April-update/ba-p/179801
Thank you very much for all your feedback.
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.1,313 votes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks everyone – and enjoy!
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
This is now available on all platforms.
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
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.
after all it does that when i am on a call ...33 votes
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.25 votes
This has completed and is gradually rolling out!
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