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Best Way to Set Status Timeout in Microsoft Teams

A detailed guide on how to set status timeout in Microsoft Teams

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Microsoft Teams is a well-liked application for teamwork that enables file sharing, calling, and chatting with coworkers. But what occurs if you’re not available for a chat? In this situation, it is best to set your status timeout in Microsoft Teams to communicate your unavailability to your colleagues.

In this guide, we will walk you through the steps necessary to set up your status time out so that you can specify when you will not be available for work or would not like to be disturbed. If you also set a duration for your status, you will not have to worry about manually changing it because Teams will automatically reset it for you.

1. Set a status duration in Microsoft Teams on your PC

Setting a status duration is very important because it helps to inform your co-workers that you will be unavailable for a specific period of time. By doing this, you will prevent misunderstandings and make sure that everyone is on the same page. Follow the steps below to set a status duration.

  1. Open your Microsoft Teams and sign into your account.
  2. Click on your profile picture at the top right corner of your screen.
  3. Under your name and email address, click on your current status.
    Set Status Timeout in Microsoft Teams
  4. Next, choose the option you want to display on your status.
    Set Status Timeout in Microsoft Teams
  5. Now, click on the Set status message option.
  6. Input a custom message to explain your availability. For instance, you could say, I am not available until 6pm.
  7. After doing this, select a reset time, then click Done.
    Set Status Timeout in Microsoft Teams
  8. Once you do this, your new status and status message will be available to your colleagues.

2. Set a status duration in Microsoft Teams on a mobile device

Unfortunately, you cannot establish a custom status timeout with the Microsoft Teams app on mobile devices. You will have to change your status manually when using the Microsoft Teams app on your mobile device. Until you make a modification, the status you have selected will be applied to all of your devices.

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams application on your mobile device and sign into your account.
  2. On the top left corner of your screen, click on your profile.
    Set Status Timeout in Microsoft Teams
  3. Click on your current status, then select a new status from the available options.
  4. If you would like to add a custom message to inform your co-workers, click on the Set status message option.
    Set Status Timeout in Microsoft Teams
  5. Once you are in the Set status message menu, enter your status message and pick how long the status should last, then click the tick icon to implement the change.
  6. After doing this, your status will be updated immediately.

Final Thoughts

By following the steps outlined above, you should be confident enough to set or modify status timeout in Microsoft Teams. Follow the steps carefully so as to get the desired result. If you have further questions, talk to us in the comment section below. Lastly, if you would also like to know how to use the Windows 11 nearby sharing feature, check out the linked article.

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