Configure presence privacy mode

The Skype for Business Online presence setting 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 Lync.

Choose the default online presence setting for everyone in your organization

  1. Go to the Skype for Business Online admin center > Organization > General.

  2. Under Presence privacy mode, choose the setting, and then click Save.

Setting

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 presence information only to a user's contacts

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

Individual users can change this setting in the Skype for Business Options dialog box.

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