Be Invisible In Gtalk

We all miss one of the great awaited feature of how to set invisible status in gtalk. Just like yahoo messenger invisible status in gtalk will allow you to be online without being bugged by gtalk friends when you are at work or don’t feel like to be annoyed by your gtalk friends.

But the regular gtalk version provided by google does not allow you to be in invisible mode when you are logged in.

gtalk-modes

As seen in the image above you can either set your gtalk to busy, show current music track or any custom message as your gtalk status message.

Today, we will tell you how you can be invisible using gtalk without being bugged by your gtalk contacts.

There are two approaches to be invisible in google chat, lets discuss about both of them.

Invisible In Google Talk With Google Talk Labs Edition

In order to get invisible with gtalk only then you need to install a some what different version of gtalk called gtalk labs edition.

What is Gtalk Labs Edition?

Google Talk, Labs Edition is an experimental release of the Google Talk client. It has many of the same great features as the Google Talk Gadget, including instant messaging, emoticons, and group chat. Google Talk Labs Edition also includes new desktop notifications from Gmail, Calendar and Orkut.

You will need to first download gtalk labs edition from here, and install it

After running and logged in to gtalk labs edition, you will find the option to set your status to invisible mode

invisible-gtalk-labs-edition 

You can also set your status as invisible in google chat via gmail chat interface if you don’t want to use gtalk labs edition.

Invisible in Google Chat via Gmail

If you use google chat via gmail mail interface you can set your status as invisible,

Invisible-mode-gmail-chat

But by adopting this method you will need to sign out from gtalk and login through the gmail chat interface in the left sidebar, other wise you will see this error.

cannot-set-invisible-status

Comments

  1. Sohail says

    hello sir,
    I m unbale to get invisible option in my gmail.. is it problem with internet explorer version?

    Sohail

  2. revathy says

    i have a proxy server here and therefore the connection couldn’t be established. is there any remedy for the proxy server??

  3. Budget Hotels In Delhi says

    Thanx buddy… Gr8 post, i m looking for it from long time….
    still not tested, hopefully , it is useful as u said…

  4. thephotoshopper says

    great post! thanks a lot… works great!! just what i was looking for… invisibility and group chats. :)

  5. Abhishek says

    Hi Buddy,

    Thanks for such useful info…

    But I have got a problem here, I have downloaded the exe file but when I double click on it and then select RUN…..there is nothing happening and no setup is being done on my system..i even uninstalled gtalk from my system but still no setup being done…Can you help me in this regard.

    Thanks..

  6. Abhi says

    Hi Buddy, Thanks for such useful info… But I have got a problem here, I have downloaded the exe file but when I double click on it and then select RUN…..there is nothing happening and no setup is being done on my system..i even uninstalled gtalk from my system but still no setup being done…Can you help me in this regard.

  7. abhishek says

    @abhi – I would suggest you to check for the setup in task manager and make sure it is running.

  8. says

    Hi is it possible somehow to block an email address in Gmail? i know i can create a filter so that the mails go directly to my trash can but i want to block the emails from coming into my account from a particular address. I dont even want them in the thrash can, And also maybe if possible also have gmail send an email to the sender that the message could not be delivered like in Hotmail it gives you that message when your inbox is full and someone sends you an email.

    Is this not possible in Gmail? Because ive been searching and couldnt find anything

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