New Status in Google Chat: Set, Change, and Delete Status

Google is upgrading to a new status of a person, Idle. In Google Chat on the web and Gmail, you can now see an orange color badge for people that were recently active but not any longer. This will help you understand who was currently active on your team and which might be the best time to connect with them. Before there were 3 statuses on the web: Active, Do Not Disturb, and Away. With the addition of new Idle status, the users can easily manage their time and effort to connect with a person in the team or organization.

Availability Statuses on Computer

Status iconStatus textStatus meaning
""ActiveGoogle Chat is open.
""Do not disturbChat notifications are muted.
*For workspace accounts, only visible at the domain level
""AwayNot connected to the internet.
Idle for more than 10 minutes.
In a “Set as away” status.
IdleInactive in Google Chat or Gmail for the last 5 minutes.

Availability Statuses on Android

""ActiveGoogle Chat is open.
""Do not disturbChat notifications are muted.
*For workspace accounts, only visible at the domain level
""AwayNot connected to the internet.
In a “Set as away” status.

Availability Statuses on iPhone and iPad

""ActiveGoogle Chat is open.
""Do not disturbChat notifications are muted.
*For workspace accounts, only visible at the domain level
""AwayNot connected to the internet.
In a “Set as away” status.

How to Change Your Status?

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. At the top, next to the status indicator, tap the Down arrow.
  4. Choose: AutomaticDo not disturb, or Set as away.

How to Set a Custom Status?

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu "".
  3. Tap Add a status.
  4. Follow the prompt to choose an emoji, write a status message, or end or clear a status.
  5. At the top right, tap Done .
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How to Delete a Custom Status?

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu "".
  3. Tap the status to delete.
  4. Next to the status, tap X.
  5. At the top right, tap Done .

How to Temporarily Stop Notifications in Google Chat or Gmail?

  1. Open the Chat app "" or Gmail app "".
  2. At the top left, tap Menu "" and then Down arrow "" and then Do not disturb.
  3. To set your preferred duration, under “Mute notifications for,” select a duration from the list or tap “Until a specific time.”
  4.  Tap Set.

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