Being There But Not Really… ???

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Hi, I have a question and I would love to get your help and knowledge with this.
I need to appear online with my laptop never sleeping. I don’t want to disable the laptop’s normal sleep capabilities, I simply want to find a work-around for this situation. I need this feature for periods of 20 to 30 minutes when I am actually away taking care of my sick wife who has Covid, and I am trying to find a full-proof method for doing so such that my boss and co-workers will never see that I am gone, but instead will always think I am online and working.
I have a method which seems to work, but I am honestly not aware of all the functionalities in the program.
The method I came up with is to go to my calendar and pick a past meeting that has already expired, open it up and join the meeting. It opens up and it simply says “waiting for others to join”. I am unsure if someone from the outside can start looking for me and determine that I’m hanging out in a meeting that’s already taken place a day or two ago. Can I have you folks with a worldly knowledge of Teams help me out here?

Thank you very much!
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If you go to your profile picture in the Teams app you can manually set your availability status and also schedule the status for an amount of time

Hope that helps / Adam
You can also turn off the feature that marks you as Away after a certain period of inactivity. Google the setting.
Thank you Adam and Tictag!!