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Enhancement Request - add an "away" icon to Teams Meetings

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As a frequent participant in Teams meetings, I need to indicate to other attendees that I am "away" so that I can step out for a short time without interrupting the call. With this, I could grab a beverage refill or take a restroom break when necessary. Other participants would know that I'm unavailable for that time.

Entering a message in the chat often feels disruptive, or even rude to the active speaker. I'd like to see an icon similar the Raised Hand icon that indicates I will be right back. For example, I've observed that many businesses use the coffee mug emoji in WebEx to serve this purpose.

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
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Hello @cobrev   There is an "appear away" option that is available.  I'm told by the engineers that others see "away" but since I can't look at my own profile unless I'm logged in as someone else I can't personally verify that.

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@ThereseSolimeno thanks for the reply! Do you guidance or a screenshot for where that is located? I do not see such an icon in the meeting window. Or are they referring to the main Teams status? I am looking for something specific to an active meeting.

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Hi @cobrev   This is found in the main teams app where you click on your photo.