Set a status message in Teams to let others know what you're up to! Whether you're out of office or simply want to share a message for your contacts to see, status messages are a great way to communicate.

Note: If you have a status message set in Teams, it will not show your automatic out-of-office reply from Microsoft Outlook.  

To set your status message in Teams for desktop: 

  1. Select your profile picture at the top of your Teams window.

  2. Select Set status message to view options.

    Set status message in Teams.

  3. Type the message that you want others to see. If you want people to see your status when they message or @mention you, select Show when people message me.

    Set status options in Teams.

  4. Choose how long you want the message to display before clearing by choosing a duration from the Clear status message after dropdown.

  5. Select Done.

To set your status message in Teams for mobile: 

  1. Open the Teams app on your mobile device.

  2. Tap More  More options button > Set status message.

  3. Enter the message you want others to see. If you want people to see your status when they message or @mention you, select Show when people message me.

    Set message status and select Done.

  4. Choose how long you want the message to display before clearing by choosing a duration from the Clear after dropdown.

  5. Select Done.

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