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I echo the same thoughts as other on this thread - having to hover over each person's icon diminishes usefulness of the status message and is much less likely to be seen. DIsplaying them directly in the contacts list as in Skype for Business would help a lot.
If a person doesn't wish to view such messages in their contact list, provide an option for them to only show on hover, but otherwise display by default.