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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.


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


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,


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.


12 replies on “Be Invisible In Gtalk”

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


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

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