How to Always Stay Available On Microsoft Teams

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?

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. Now 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.

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. Now select the time limit for this status and click on done.
set custom status on microsoft teams

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. Now 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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