If teams is minimized it shows me as away after 5/10 minutes
Teams shows me as away when the desktop app is minimized. I am still working but my team thinks I am away. Very annoying!
Eric Byers commented
While I would consider this a bug, there is an underlying issue that also should be addressed. That is our inability to make the Teams program smaller. It only scales down so much - and then it stops. We only have so much real estate on our screens folks - that's why many of us minimize it as it is a SPACE HOG. I see suggestions for using a third party app - that does not work folks. If you minimize, you immediately go "away".
Please fix this make it a setting to toggle
It's interesting that there are so many threads documenting this issue, but only Terry's link categorized it as a bug, rather than a suggestion:
1. (largest vote count, even larger than the one Terry posted) https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/19544905-incorrect-status-in-teams
3. (this thread) https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/908686-bug-reports/suggestions/40575991-if-teams-is-minimized-it-shows-me-as-away-after-5
5. (closed but comments say still occurring) https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/18629083-don-t-switch-to-away-just-because-i-m-using-a-d
7. (Terry's link) https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/908686-bug-reports/suggestions/41278342-teams-now-setting-my-status-to-away-after-10-min
There's a larger thread handling away status, maybe the threads can be combined to create a bigger on: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/908686-bug-reports/suggestions/41278342-teams-now-setting-my-status-to-away-after-10-min
The only solution I found for this was downloading a 3rd party program that moves your mouse in micro-movements every minute so the screen never falls asleep. It worked for me.
Same - unless I am working within the teams pages it shows that I am away, when clearly I am not. meaning that colleagues will not contact me as they are presuming I am not there, making this platform unusable for one of its main features (chat)
Also agree with changing the way the Status are set. If not going back into Teams, the status may show away for a while, even though we may be working.
I agree that having the ability to set a duration before status changes to Away would be very helpful.
In addition to this bug, please let us set a duration before status changes to Away, as we could with Skype for Business.