How to Update Your Google Chat Status

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Chat users

You can update your chat status, which tells others if you are online and if you are receiving notifications.

What are the Google Chat statuses

  • Green means Active – you have Google Chat open right now.
  • Red means Do not disturb – all notifications are muted.
  • Orange means Idle – you have been active in the last 15 minutes. You can’t set this status manually.
  • White means Away – you aren’t connected to the internet or you haven’t been active for more than 15 minutes. You can set this status manually.

How to update your Google Chat status step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Update Your Google Chat Status - Step 1

In Google Chat, click the status option on the top right corner in Google Chat, next to the Help and Settings icons. Then select a status.

Step 2

How To Update Your Google Chat Status - Step 2

If you choose Do not disturb, you must specify how long you want to use this status.

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