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How to Always Stay Available On Microsoft Teams

Recently updated on December 23rd, 2022 at 07:22 am

Do you want to set your Microsoft teams status to always available to impress your boss while binge-watching shows of Mandalorian on Disney plus? Then don’t worry this guide is for you. In this post, we’ll explain how you can set your teams status as available so that when you’re not working Microsoft teams will not set your status as away.

Microsoft teams track your keyboard and mouse to decide whether you’re available or not. But don’t worry after reading this post that won’t be an issue. 

How do I stop Microsoft Teams from showing me away?

To keep show your status active on Microsoft Teams, head to the Profile picture > Current Status and select Available.

Or, if your Microsoft Teams shows Away after 5 minutes, then go to Settings > System > Power and battery > Screen and sleep. Now, adjust the Screen turn-off and Sleep durations.

How to keep Teams Status Available Always?

If you’re not using your computer, then Microsoft Teams can show you away. To fix this issue you need to manually set your status to available by following the steps below:

  1. Click on the Profile picture from the top right side of the screen.
  2. Now, click on your Current status.
  3. After that, choose Available from the list.
how to always stay available on microsoft teams

Now you’ll appear Available on Microsoft teams even when you’re not using your computer because Microsoft teams cannot change your manual status.

How do I Stop Microsoft Teams from showing Away after 5 minutes?

When your system enters sleep mode or is idle, Microsoft Teams automatically changes your status to Away. After five minutes, it has also been reported that your status changes if you aren’t actively using the program or if it’s running in the background.

To Stop this,

  • Press Windows + I keys to open Settings on your desktop.
  • Now, click on the System tab.
  • Then select Power and expand the Screen and sleep section.
  • After that, set all the options or scenarios to Never.

How To keep Teams Active on iPhone?

To stay Active on Microsoft Teams on iPhone and iPad;

  • Open Teams on your iPhone.
  • Now, tap on Profile Picture and, then Set Status Message.
  • Afterward, write a status message to remain active, e.g., I’m available even if it shows that I’m away.
  • Tap on Clear after and select Never Clear from the list.
  • Tap on Done after changing the Status settings.

Status Available on Microsoft Teams

Available: This status means that you’re online and available for chat or work.

Busy: As the name suggests you’re online but for some reason you’re busy.

Do not disturb: This means that you’re online but you don’t want to get disturbed. In this status you’ll not receive any notifications they’ll be hidden.

Be right back: As the suggest that you’ll be back in sometime.

Appear away: This status means that you’re not on your laptop for more than an hour.

Appear offline: You can set this status if you want to stay online but want to show other Microsoft teams member that you’re offline. By setting this status you’ll appear offline even when you’re online.

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How to Set Custom Status on Microsoft teams?

You can also set a custom status for your teams account. To set a custom status follow the steps mentioned below:

  1. Click on your Profile picture.
  2. Now, click on Set Custom Status.
  3. In the box, type whatever you want to set your status (example: working from home).
  4. After that, select the Time limit for this status and click on Done.
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Now the custom status will appear on your account for the time you’ve selected.

How to Reset Status on Microsoft teams?

If you want to reset your custom status, then follow these steps;

  1. Again click on the Profile picture.
  2. Now, click on your Current Status.
  3. After that, click on the Reset Status option from the list.

After performing these steps your status settings will change to default. Means Microsoft teams will set your status according to mouse, keyboard, or device activity. You can follow the steps above to always appear available on teams.

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