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.
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.