Offline Status Invisible mode in Gtalk client

By Sidharth | Google

Wondered why can’t you set “Invisible” status in your Google Talk program? And still want to hide your online status from some of your Gtalk contact list then here are some tips to stay in invisible offline mode in Gtalk desktop client and the Google mail web interface!

Gmail web Invisible mode

If you do not want to block people and still want to chat with some of your friends in gtalk list then make use of web interface, you will have the option to set an invisible mode and chat from the left sidebar.

Gtalk Offline via Lab Edition


Basically the desktop Gtalk client doesn’t allow you to set invisible offline status so one tip you can try out is by downloading the Gtalk Lab edition (Download lab edition) which is a google talk desktop client with a lot of features unavailable in the Gtalk gadget (the one which we use regularly).You can also launch orkut, google calendar with a click on a button using the lab edition and use those cute smileys bar in the chat window.

Another way to show offline status to your friend’s is to make use of multi protocol chat client for mac and windows but I prefer the lab edition as it is light and developed for users who wants to connect with only Google friends 🙂

About the Author

Hi, I am Sidharth. Full-time blogger. Editor of Blogote. And a self-proclaimed geek!

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(6) comments

vanitha March 5, 2013

i want set the status as offline while am in online…. give some idea

nang February 24, 2010

want to get gtalkinvisible

byambaa December 24, 2009


rahulshetty June 13, 2009

i need invisible mode in my gtalks

George D. March 23, 2009

Thanks for the info. I’ve stopped using gtalk client for the lack of this function. And the online gtalk it’s a pain, especially when you forget about it and close the browser.

kiran March 17, 2009

can any body found call option in Gtalk offline via lab edition. I think lab edition is not providing call option. Can any body knows about this.

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