You can set your status to indicate your availability to your contacts. Empathy allows you to select from a list of defined statuses.
Click on the drop-down list at the top of the Contact List window.
Select a status from the list.
Seefor a list of the built-in statuses and what they mean. You can also 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.
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