This update is available on all platforms
In this Insider build we have made some updates to your presence on Skype! We have brought back the highly requested Away state and added a new state, Recently Active! Now, at a quick glance, you can see if your contact is online or not. If the contact is Offline you will not see a presence indicator on thier avatar.
Here's what you can expect to see:
|If your status is||Recently Active||Away|
|Contacts will see you as|
|It means||You were active less than an hour ago||You were active more than an hour ago|
|Can you set the status?||No||Yes|
There are no changes to Invisible, Do no Disturb (DnD) and Offline state. If you mark yourself Invisible or Offline, your contacts will not see a presence indicator against your avatar. If you mark yourself DnD, your contacts will see the DnD icon against your avatar.
- You will be able to customize the duration after which you are marked Recently Active.
- Users of the Skype store app for Windows 10 PC will no longer be marked inactive if they have the app running and are either using their keyboard or mouse.
Please note, for your contacts to see you as Away or Recently Active they will also have to be on the Insiders build.
Play around with the presence states and send us your feedback!
The Skype Team