If you frequently use Microsoft Teams for work or school, you know how important it is to have an active status. Appearing offline during work hours or school time can give off a negative impression. But did you know that there’s a way to keep your status active, even when you’re not using Microsoft Teams?
It’s a simple setting change that takes only a few seconds. So without further ado, let’s get into how you can appear active on Microsoft Teams.
How to Appear Active on Microsoft Teams
By following these tips, you can keep your Microsoft Teams status active without actually being active.
Using Teams In-built Settings
Microsoft Teams has this feature where you can set your availability, you can appear online, offline, busy, on vacation, etc. To learn how to use it, follow the procedure below.
For Mobile Users
To keep your Microsoft Teams status active sign from your mobile device, follow these steps.
- Open the Microsoft Teams application.
- Log in if you have not.
- Tap on the Profile icon on the top left corner of the screen.
- Tap on whatever staus you are in at the moment.
- Tap on Available.
This will make your profile appear active all the time.
For PC Users
To keep your Microsoft Teams status active from your PC, follow these steps.
- Launch Microsoft Teams.
- Click on the Profile icons on the top right-hand side of the screen.
- Click on the Set status option if this is your first time setting up the status.
- If you had set your status to something else, click on it.
- Click on Available.
Moreover, you can also set up a status message in Microsoft Teams which will not affect your online indication but it can serve as a notice for others. Your status message lets people know if you are active or inactive. For instance, “May appear offline at moments, but I am available” is a great status to let others know that you are actively using the app. This can be helpful if your status keeps changing to away frequently.
To set a status message, follow these steps.
- Open Microsoft Teams.
- Go to your Profile.
- Go to the Set status message.
- Type in your status.
- Select Done.
Keep Your PC From Going to Sleep
Even after you set your Microsoft Teams active status to appear online 24/7, you might appear offline if your PC sleeps after a set amount of time. To keep your PC from going to sleep, follow these steps.
- Go to the Start menu.
- Go to Settings.
- Click on System.
- Go to the Power and Sleep tab.
- Set both the options to Never.
This will keep your PC running even though you have not been using it for hours.
Keeping Monitoring the Application Time and Again
What most people do is, set the status to active and let the application run in the background. While most PCs may not have a problem running the application just fine, some may discontinue the service in the background to prioritize the current foreground program. This is especially true for devices with limited computing power.
On the other hand, this issue is more prevalent in mobile devices as they comparatively have less memory to keep multiple tasks running at the same time. Checking on the Teams application time and again will help you avoid this issue.