With this announcement, we’re making publicly available a new feature that enables you to set a custom status message. After setting, that message will be shown next to your avatar on posts, in chat, on your user card etc.:
You can use it to let everyone know that you’re temporarily unavailable, are on a long vacation, or just to share your mood.
We’re also enabling the feature here on Meta, so you can go ahead and try it right now.
You can now have a test of this feature on try.discourse.org
To set custom status, go to the user menu and press the Set custom status button (this may look a bit different for you if you haven’t enabled the new user menu yet):
Then choose emoji and description, and, optionally, set an auto removing timer. For example, you can set status “ vacation” until Oct 9:
and everyone on the forum will see it. For example, on your posts:
To clear status, open the status modal and press the delete button:
Note that at the moment this is an experimental feature. To enable it, look for the
enable user status setting:
After enabling it everyone on your forum will be able to set a custom status message.