A small tweak rolling out to Google Chat brings again the idle standing (orange bubble) that was initially present in Google Discuss, which was colloquially known as Gchat.
Again in 2020, Google Chat added the flexibility to set your self as “Away” (empty circle) or “Don’t disturb” (pink). An “Idle” orange bubble will now seem if “you’ve been inactive in Gmail or Google Chat for the final 5 minutes.”
This standing can’t be manually set, however customized standing help (with accompanying emoji) was launched final 12 months to offer extra context.
In Google Chat on net and Chat in Gmail, you’ll see an orange clock badge for customers that had been just lately energetic in Chat, however aren’t at present energetic. We hope this makes it simpler to find out one of the best time to attach along with your colleagues.
With that addition, Google’s newest messaging platform is again to the Google Discuss-era of available statuses. The idle standing is just out there on the net, like when your Gmail or Google Chat tab is within the background.
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