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How to set Out of Office in Teams?

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If you using Microsoft Teams, then setting your status to Out of Office can be helpful to let your teammates know that you are currently not online.

In this article, we’ll explain how to set out of office in Teams.

Set out of office in Teams on computer

Here are the instructions to help you set out of office in Teams:

Step 1: Open Teams and then click on your profile picture at the top right of the Teams window.

Step 2: Click on Set Status message.

Step 3: Type in your message. Take a look at the screenshot for a sample message. After you are done writing the message, click on Done.

Also read: How to keep Teams status green?

Set out of office in Teams on mobile

If you are using the Teams app on mobile, then follow the instructions below to set out of office status:

  • Open the Teams app and then tap on your profile picture on the top left of the screen.
  • Next, tap on the Set status message.
  • Write your status message and then tap on the tick button at the top right. Remember to turn on the toggle corresponding to Show when people message me.

That’s it! By following the above steps you can easily set out of office in Teams.

Frequently answered questions (FAQs)

Here are some FAQs on the topic:

What happens when someone messages me while I am out of office?

When someone messages you while you are out of the office, they will receive an automatic reply indicating that you are currently out of office, that is, if you have turned on the automatic reply option.

How to Clear Out of Office Status on Microsoft Teams?

If you want to roll back the Out of Office status on Microsoft Teams, just press your profile picture and then go to Set a message and then clear the message.

Also read: How to clear Teams cache?

Kumar Hemant

Kumar Hemant

Deputy Editor at Candid.Technology. Hemant writes at the intersection of tech and culture and has a keen interest in science, social issues and international relations. You can contact him here: