Check if your Gtalk Friend is Logged in from Mobile, Blackberry Device, Gmail or other Gtalk Client

gtalk spyRecently Gmail officially released a labs feature using which you can determine if your (Google) chat contact is using Instant messenger from an android device or elsewhere.  But using the simple trick below, you can figure out if your Google contact is using Gtalk either from Google’s official Gtalk client, within the browser (using Gmail), blackberry device or any any other third party Gtalk client. This trick may be useful for spying on your Gtlak contact or keeping an eye on your friends 😉

All you need to do is download and install Digsby, one of the best and recommended Gtalk client, and login with your Gtalk credentials. Whenever your friend becomes visible on Gtalk, just hover over his status on Digsby window and you will be able to see their status as mentioned in the screenshots below:

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Hope, if not earlier, at least now you must have understood this quite useful feature of using Digsby. On your friend’s status message’s ‘resource’ section, you can check how your friend is logged into Gtalk. If he/she might have logged in from multiple devices then all of them will be listed here.

For those who are still not using this great app (free of course), this may be another reason for you to try it out.

Links: Download Digsby | Read more about Digsby

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Theme Premium December 3, 2009

Nice Find Deepak…

Rishabh December 3, 2009

I always rate pidgin higher than any other chat client.
1. It’s not windows specific.
2. It has got all (& lots more) features than any other chat client
3. It has plugin support and whole open source community for it’s developement.

Although, never used digsby, but maybe for people using it, it’s a good info. Pidgin was having it way long. With it, u can distinguish if a pal is using orkut, gmail, gtalk or even pidgin for chat support.

Dnyanesh Mankar December 4, 2009

@Rishabh Goto and check out the video.

Deepak Jain December 5, 2009

Yes, am aware that pidgin has the same features too. But its not a new feature in digsby, the feature is present since the day digsby was born. And yes, Digsby is not windows specific too and supports multiple platforms 😉

Bhanu @ HackingArticles December 7, 2009

Oh yes, Digsby is a nice alternative for all the messengers and Pidgin (Linux) has this feature too.

Bhanu @ HackingArticles December 7, 2009

Yes, this feature is in Pidgin too.

Shiva May 27, 2011

HI im Shiva i want to know about a person whether he is online or not .the status always shows as invisible whatto do?
plz help me