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Presence and Status in Skype for Business (Mac)

This article applies to: Skype for Business (Mac)


Presence

Presence is a combination of availability and willingness to meet. Its use is optional. In some applications it updates automatically based on events in your calendar, but with Skype for Mac, you need to update it manually.

Click your image (or the generic human icon) at the top of the left column of the Skype window, then use the dropdown list just below your name to set your status manually.

Select Automatic to return to the default state, where Skype sets your status automatically based on your calendar and Skype activity.

Status Message

You can also set a personal status message that will appear with your entry on the Contact Lists of other people.

Click your image (or the generic human icon) at the top of the left column of the Skype window. Under your name and presence indicator (Available, Busy, etc.) you'll either see your current status or Click to add status message (if you have not set a status message). Click here to enter a new status message. Press enter on your keyboard or click anywhere else to activate the new message. This note will show just under your name in the Contact lists of other people. (See Myron Florin in the image above for an example.)

To return to not showing a status message, remove all text from this area.

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