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Change your Gmail availability & status

You can change your status to Automatic, Do not disturb, or Away.

Change your status 

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. At the top right, next to your status indicator, click Down Down arrow .
  3. Choose: AutomaticDo not disturb, or Set as away.

Understand Gmail status

Status icon Status text Status meaning
Green Automatic (Active) You're currently on Chat.
Red Do not disturb You turned on Mute or Present.
White Away You aren't connected to the internet or haven't interacted on Chat for more than 15 minutes. 

Set a custom status

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. At the top, from your status indicator, click the Down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Click Add a status.
  4. Follow the prompt to choose an emoji, write a status message, or end or clear a status.
  5. Click Done.

Delete a custom status

  1. On your computer, open Gmail.
  2. At the top, from your status indicator, click the Down arrow Down arrow.
  3. Click the status to delete.
  4. Click .
  5. Click Done.
 
 
 
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