MSTeams: Receive notification when someone's status changes

MSTeams: Receive notification when someone's status changes

If you want to know when someone in Teams changes his or her status to Available or Offline, you can add them to your list of status notifications from a previous chat or in settings.

Create a status change notification via chat

The chat option is useful if you have recently had a one-to-one chat with the person about whom you want to receive notifications. 

  1. Select The Open Chat button Chat on the left side of the app.
  2. From your chat list, choose a one-to-one chat with the person you want to receive a notification about.
  3. Select Icon for more options in Microsoft Teams More options and Select Notification when available icon Sign up if available.

    Notification when available in Chat
  4. If you do not want to see a person's status anymore, follow the previous steps and select Disable notifications Switch off notifications.

Creating a status change notification in Settings

The Settings option allows you to search for someone in your organisation and add them directly to your notification list.

  1. Select your profile picture at the top right of Teams. Then select Settings button Settings > Activity button notifications to notification settings open.
  2. Select the button Edit right of Persons to open the Manage Status Notifications screen.

    Edit personal settings button
  3. Type in The Status Notifications screen Manage the name of the person you want to receive a report about the Add People search box. Select the name when it is displayed.

    Adding a person to status messages
  4. To remove someone from your list of status notifications, follow the previous steps and then select the Off button next to the name.
    Switch off status messages button

Source: Get notified when someone's status changes at Teams (

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