Setting your presence status in Zoom App

This post was most recently updated on July 23rd, 2022

Below are the presence status icons used in the Zoom desktop client and mobile app.

Notes:

  • If their admin disables display of presence status for external contracts, you will not see a presence status for external contacts.
  • The mobile app does not allow you to manually adjust your presence

Prerequisites for setting your presence status

  • Client for Zoom desktop
    • Version 5.0.0 or higher required for Windows
    • Version 5.0.0 or higher of MacOS is required
    • Version 5.0.0 or higher is required for Linux
  • PWA for Zoom

Presence status icons

Icon Status Description
  Offline Contact is not signed-in to the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
  Online (desktop) Contact is signed-in to the Zoom desktop client.

Note: If the contact is also signed in to the Zoom mobile app, this status overrides the mobile client status

  Online (mobile) Contact is signed-in to the Zoom mobile client only.
  Away Contact is signed-in to the Zoom desktop client, but their computer is inactive or they manually set their status to Away.
  Do not disturb Contact manually set their status to Do not disturb and won’t receive pop-up notifications for chat or Zoom Phone calls in the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
  In a Zoom meeting Contact has started or joined a Zoom meeting using the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
  Presenting Contact is sharing their screen while in a Zoom meeting.
  On a call Contact is on a Zoom Phone call using the Zoom desktop client or mobile app.
  In a calendar event Contact is in a calendar event (from a synced calendar) but hasn’t joined a Zoom meeting using the desktop client or mobile app.
  Chat error Chat message failed to send (also applies to files and images)

How to set your presence status

Windows | macOS | Linux

  1. Open Zoom on your desktop.
  2. On the right side of your profile picture, click the status you would like to display.
    The duration of Do Not Disturb can be chosen if you select it.

PWA

  1. Open Zoom PWA and sign in.
  2. You can change your status by clicking your profile picture in the top-right corner.
    Do Not Disturb can be enabled for a certain period of time if you select it.