Change your status

You can set your status to indicate your availability to your contacts. Empathy allows you to select from a list of defined statuses.

  1. Click on the drop-down list at the top of the Contact List window.

  2. Select a status from the list.

See Status Types and Icons for a list of the built-in statuses and what they mean. You can also add custom status messages to provide more information about your availability to your contacts.

If you do not use your computer for a while, or if the screensaver is on, the status will be automatically set to Away.