You can change your status to Automatic, Do not disturb, or Away.
Change your status on Gmail
- Open Gmail.
- From your status indicator at the top, click Down .
- Choose: "Automatic," "Do not disturb," or "Set as away."
- Optional: If you choose "Do not disturb," you can select how long to mute your notifications.
Tip: When your status is on "Automatic" mode, you'll be shown as "Active." If you're inactive for more than 2 minutes, your status will switch to idle. If you're inactive for more than 15 minutes, your status will switch to "Away."
Understand Gmail status
|Status icon||Status text||Status meaning|
|Green||Active||You currently have Chat open.|
|Red||Do not disturb||Mute is turned on or user is presenting during a meeting.|
|White||Away||You aren't connected to the internet, haven't interacted on Chat for more than 15 minutes, or have selected "Set as away" as your status.|
|Orange||Idle||You're recently active in Gmail on web in the last 15 minutes.|