If you use ICQ via "Mail.ru Agent to set the status, click on the ICQ icon in the lower right corner of the main window of the program. Select the menu item "Edit". In the dialog box "Edit status" select the icon corresponding to the status and write the text in the input field. Click "OK" and the status will appear next to your name in the contact lists of your friends.
To set the status in the client QIP, click on the question mark icon located in the lower right corner of the main window. In the opened window select the icon and enter the status header in the box next to the icon, and then enter the default status text in the input box located just below. Click "OK" to publish your status.
To set status in ICQ client, in the main application window, click in the "What's new" and enter your text. If you wish, you can add a small picture or photo by clicking on the button "Add image" in the bottom right corner of the field to enter text. Your status has been published and is visible to your friends, click "Close".