Update your status

In legacy chat, your status lets other users know whether you are available to chat.

About this task

Your status lets other users know whether you are available to chat. Your current status is indicated by the color of the icon in the upper right of your favorites list, beside your name. View the status of other users in your favorites list.

To change your status:

Procedure

  1. Click the status icon beside your name.
  2. Select a status (see table).
    Figure 1. Change status
    Change status
    Table 1. Change status
    Status Description Appears to others
    Online Indicates that you are available to chat.

    Green icon:

    Figure 2. Chat available
    Chat available
    Away Indicates that you are not available because you are away.

    Red icon:

    Figure 3. Chat away
    Chat away
    Away with a message
    Indicates that you are not available and gives a reason:
    • In a meeting
    • On the phone
    • Out to lunch

    You cannot create a custom message from the chat desktop.

    Red icon and message:

    Figure 4. Chat away msg
    Chat away msg
    Invisible Indicates that you are not available. You can send and receive messages when your status is Invisible. You appear as Offline to other users.

    Black icon:

    Figure 5. Chat offline
    Chat offline
    Offline Indicates that you are not available. You cannot send or receive messages when your status is Offline. Users that are not logged in appear as Offline.

    Black icon:

    Figure 6. Chat offline
    Chat offline