Changing your Microsoft Teams status to “Available” allows your colleagues to know that you are ready and accessible for communication and collaboration. By default, Teams automatically sets your status based on your activity and presence, but there might be times when you want to manually set your status to “Available” at all times. In this article, I will guide you through the steps to change your Microsoft Teams status to “Available” always, so you can stay connected and engaged with your team.
Step 1: Open Microsoft Teams
To begin, open the Microsoft Teams application on your computer or mobile device. You can find the Teams icon in your taskbar or app drawer. Click or tap on the icon to launch the application.
Step 2: Sign in to your Account
If you are not already signed in, enter your credentials to log in to your Microsoft Teams account. Make sure to use the same account that you use for work or school purposes. Once you are signed in, you will be directed to the Teams interface.
Step 3: Access your User Profile
In the top-right corner of the Teams interface, you will see your profile picture or initials. Click or tap on it to open the menu. From the dropdown menu, select “Settings” to access your account settings and preferences.
Step 4: Edit your Status Options
In the Settings menu, navigate to the “General” tab. Here, you will find various options related to your account settings. Scroll down to the “Status” section, where you can customize your status options. By default, Teams automatically sets your status based on your activity and presence, but we will change this to “Available” always.
Step 4.1: Change your Presence Status
Presence determines your availability and status based on your activity and calendar. To ensure your status remains “Available” always, click or tap on the dropdown menu next to “Set status automatically” and select “Available”. This will override the automatic status updates and set your presence to “Available” at all times.
Step 4.2: Set your Status Message
In addition to your presence status, you can also customize your status message to provide more context to your colleagues. Click or tap on the dropdown menu next to “Clear status message after” and select “Never”. This will prevent your status message from being cleared automatically, allowing you to add a personalized message that reflects your availability or any other relevant information.
Step 5: Save your Changes
Once you have customized your status options, click or tap on the “Save” button at the bottom of the Settings menu to apply the changes. Your Microsoft Teams status will now be set to “Available” always, ensuring that your colleagues know you are ready and accessible for communication and collaboration.
Changing your Microsoft Teams status to “Available” always can help improve communication and collaboration within your team. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can override the automatic status updates and ensure your availability is accurately reflected to your colleagues. Remember to customize your status message to provide additional context and personalize your presence. Stay connected and engaged with your team by keeping your Microsoft Teams status set to “Available” always.