Hi — My apologies for the delay in updating this item. We rolled out a fix a year ago for a specific issue of status changing to away in Teams when you were still active on the device. We thought this had fixed the “incorrect status” issue. From comments below, it sounds like people are still seeing issues.
If you are still having issues, it would be super helpful if you can capture logs by typing Ctrl + Shift + Alt + 1, and send the file from your downloads folder along with device info and detailed repro steps to email@example.com.
An error occurred while saving the commentTrevor Munday commented
I saw my Teams status as being away and I couldn't change it manually. Then I noticed I had an Outlook pop up I hadn't viewed and the moment I viewed it my Teams was green active again. Seems that Teams interprets failing to view/action any other Office365 pop-up or activity (prompt for a meeting from Outlook or to save work when closing a Word doc for example) is seen as the user being away from their computer.
So if you see Teams as "away" then check if you have any Office apps asking for your attention.