Set your status

Your presence information includes availability statuses such as Available or Away, and also a color-coded presence indicator such as green, yellow, or red.

When you’re using Lync on a mobile device and others look you up, Mobile will be next to your name indicating you’re on a mobile device.

What do you want to do?

Statuses you can set

Statuses that are set automatically

Set a personal note

Statuses you can set

To change your presence status, at the bottom of the screen, tap My Info, tap Status, and then from the Status screen select one of the following:

  • Available

  • Busy

  • Do Not Disturb

  • Be Right Back

  • Off Work

  • Appear Away

  • Reset Status−resets your status based on your calendar and other information.

Statuses that are set automatically

The following appear automatically in your status area.

  • Inactive: Your computer hasn’t been used or you haven’t used Lync on your mobile device for 5 minutes or more.

  • Offline

Once you’re signed in, you remain signed in as long as there is connectivity. If connectivity is lost for 30 or more minutes, you’re signed out. If you have connectivity but haven’t used the app for 10 days, you’re signed out.

Set a personal note

When you change your Automatic Replies (Out of Office) settings in Microsoft Outlook, the note that you type there also appears in the personal note area in Lync (the box above the picture area and your name). This note stays in Lync until you cancel the note in Microsoft Outlook, or type a new note.

To set a personal note, do this:

  1. At the bottom of the screen, tap My Info.

  2. On the My Info screen, in the note area, type any kind of note you want. The note appears with your contact card.

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