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Change your Gmail availability & status

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

Change your mobile status

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Gmail app.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. At the top, next to the status indicator, tap Down Down arrow . 
  4. 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. Open the Gmail app.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu 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 Done.

Delete a custom status 

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