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Your profile picture & presence

Your Settings

In the top right hand corner of the Teams screen, there is a circle containing your initials (by default) or a photo.

If you click on this, you will get your personal options (Settings).

Change your profile picture

By default the image is your initials. You can change this to another picture (for example your staff ID photo, LinkedIn photo, etc.).

Changing to your own photo helps people to connect with you. Make sure it is clear and projects the image you want, remember that everyone in the University will be able to see it.

Link to Microsoft training: Change your picture

Change your availability

Check you are showing as Available if you are using Teams for calls.

You can change your status (e.g. to “Do Not Disturb”) and create a status message, for example say which building you are working in today, or an Out of Office.

These other icons are automatically updated based on user activity (such as Available or Away), Outlook calendar states (such as In a meeting), or Teams app states (such as In a call, Presenting).

Link to Microsoft training: Change your status in Teams


Teams Notifications

Back to Teams settings home page: Setting up Teams