In Teams for personal and small business use you can change your status or set a status message. 

Set your status message in Teams: 

  1. Tap your profile picture or  More  More button.

  2. Tap Set status message.

  3. Type your status message. You can choose to @mention people specifically, choose to Show when people message me, and if you want it to Clear after a certain period of time or never clear.

    Tip: If you prefer not to be disturbed, you can check Show when people message me and your status message will display above their message to let people know you're unavailable.

Change your status in Teams:  

  1. Tap your profile picture or  More  More button.

  2. Tap your current status and select what you want to update to:

    • Available

    • Busy

    • Do not disturb

    • Be right back

    • Away

    • Appear offline

    • Reset status

Set your status message in Teams: 

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Select your profile picture towards the top.

  3. Select Set status message.

  4. Type your status message. You can choose to @mention people specifically and choose if you want it to Clear after a certain period of time or never clear. If you prefer not to be disturbed, you can check Show when people message me and your status message will display above their message to let people know you're unavailable.
     

    Note: The option to @mention and Show when people message me is not currently available in Teams for Windows 11.

  5. Select Done.

Change your status in Teams for Windows 10:  

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Select your profile picture towards the top.

  3. Select your current status and select what you want to update to:

    • Available

    • Busy

    • Do not disturb

    • Be right back

    • Appear away

    • Appear offline

    • Reset status

Change your status in Teams for Windows 11:  

  1. Open Microsoft Teams.

  2. Select your profile picture towards the top.

  3. Select your current status and select what you want to update to:

    • Available

    • Appear away

    • Appear offline

    • Reset status

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