This document is deprecated in favor of https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitter/webapp/blob/master/docs/rooms.md#eyeballs-disambiguation
Eyeballs are the green and yellow/orange dots on top of the avatars in the people section of a room(right side). They represent the current status or online presence of a person in the room.
So what does each color mean?
- Green: Actively looking at the room
- Yellow/Orange: Not actively looking at the room
"Actively looking" equates to whether the window has focus and the room is open.