As a frequent user of Microsoft Teams, I often find myself looking for ways to customize and personalize my experience. One area where I felt limited was in the available status options. By default, Microsoft Teams provides a few basic status options such as Available, Busy, Do Not Disturb, and Away. However, I wanted to add more status options to reflect my individual work style and availability. In this article, I will guide you through the process of adding more status options in Microsoft Teams, allowing you to truly make the platform your own.
Step 1: Install the Status Hero App
To add more status options in Microsoft Teams, we will be utilizing the Status Hero app. This app allows you to create and customize your own status options, providing a seamless integration with Microsoft Teams.
To install the Status Hero app, follow these steps:
- Open Microsoft Teams and navigate to the Apps section.
- Search for “Status Hero” in the search bar.
- Select the Status Hero app and click on the “Add to Teams” button.
- Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation process.
Step 2: Configure Status Hero
Once the Status Hero app is installed, it’s time to configure it to add more status options in Microsoft Teams. Follow these steps:
- Open the Status Hero app within Microsoft Teams.
- Click on the “Settings” tab.
- Under the “Status Options” section, click on the “Add New Status” button.
- Enter the name for your new status option.
- Choose an icon that represents your new status option.
- Customize the availability settings for your new status option, such as working hours or specific days.
- Click on the “Save” button to add the new status option.
Repeat these steps for each additional status option you want to add.
Step 3: Set Your Custom Status
Now that you have added more status options in Microsoft Teams, it’s time to set your custom status. Follow these steps:
- Open Microsoft Teams and click on your profile picture at the top right corner.
- From the drop-down menu, select the “Set Status” option.
- You will now see the list of available status options, including the ones you added using the Status Hero app.
- Select the desired status option from the list.
- Add a personal note or comment to provide more context to your status.
- Click on the “Done” button to set your custom status.
You can update your custom status anytime by following these steps.
Adding more status options in Microsoft Teams allows you to tailor your presence and availability based on your unique work requirements. By installing and configuring the Status Hero app, you can create custom status options that reflect your individual style and improve communication with your teammates. Enhance your Microsoft Teams experience by adding personal touches to your status and stay productive in a way that works best for you.