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Configure presence in Skype for Business Online

The Skype for Business prescense setting forSkype for Business Online gives people more control over who can see whether they are available, in a meeting, or out of the office. For details about Skype for Business presence and privacy settings, see Control access to your presence information in Skype for Business.

Choose the default presence setting for everyone in your organization

  1. Go to Office 365 admin center > Service Settings > Skype for Business.

  2. Under Skype for Business Organization settings, click Manage settings in the Skype for Business admin center.

  3. In the Skype for Business admin center > Prescense privacy mode, click the correct button then click Save.


Who can view a user’s presence

Automatically display presence information

Any Skype for Business user who does not belong to the External or Blocked privacy group.

Display prescense information only to a user's contacts

Anyone in a user’s Contacts list who does not belong to the External or Blocked privacy group.

Individual users can change this setting in the Skype for BusinessOptions dialog box

Applies To: Skype for Business Online admin center, Skype for Business, Skype for Business Online, Office 365 Admin, Office 365 operated by 21Vianet - Small Business Admin

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