Step-By-Step Instructions for Setting Presence in Teams

Your presence status lets your coworkers know if you’re at your desk and available for communication. Just like Skype for Business, Teams will automatically update your status based on your calendar and your activity. (If you’re inactive for 5 minutes, your status will change to away. If you have a meeting scheduled, it will say, In a Meeting.)

To Set your Status Manually

  1. Click on your photo in the top right corner
  2. Hover over your status and choose from the options
AvailableIndicates you’re at your desk and available for contact by chat or call
BusyIndicates you’re at your desk but busy working and wouldn’t like to be disturbed
Do not DisturbSilences all notifications, so no calls or messages from other users will come through
AwayIndicates you’re not at your desk.

Change Your Status with the Command Bar

  1. Type a backslash to indicate to Teams you’re giving it a command
  2. Type in your desired status: “available” “busy” “away” or “dnd” for do not disturb.
  3. The command bar will let you know it’s completing your command
  4. Microsoft Teams will change your status

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