What exactly is the activity icon based on?


Is the desktop user activity status based on activity in the browser/desktop Mattermost application or is it based on general mouse / keyboard interaction in other applications running on the users pc?
It seems to be based on the former - can this be changed somehow?


Hi @johan.ferner,

Your activity status is based on your activity in the browser/desktop, so if you haven’t been active on Mattermost itself for 5 minutes, your status will become “away”. If you want this behaviour changed you can share it on our feature request forum: https://mattermost.uservoice.com/forums/306457-general!

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There is already a User Suggestion marked as planned to implement this: https://mattermost.uservoice.com/forums/306457-general/suggestions/33241657-detect-if-user-is-realy-idle-away-not-just-if-w

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