Check whether someone is Offline, Invisible or Blocked you on Gtalk!

gtalk logo Gtalk is one among the most loved instant messaging service provided by Google which was recently being integrated with Orkut. Every day, the number of Gtalk users multiply. With Gtalk getting popular day by day, there is a need for some tricks and tweaks to get the most out of the service you are making use of, and to continue being called a โ€˜geekโ€™ in your friends circle. ๐Ÿ˜‰

In this article, I am going to write about two unique stuffs about Gtalk that you may not be aware about.

  1. Finding out friends who are online, but in invisible mode:
    As I remember, Google launched a feature of chatting in invisible mode a year ago. Invisible feature can be used from latest versions of almost all browsers or from Gtalk labs. Couple of months ago Rahul posted an article on figuring out who is online in invisible mode. The other trick I am going to write today is really too simple and silly and will help you only if you have a GPRS activated mobile. To use this trick, simply download and install gotalkmobile into your GPRS activated mobile, login with your Gtalk ID & pass and it will show up all the person online, doesnโ€™t matter whether they are visible or invisible. ๐Ÿ˜‰
  2. Finding out whether someone has blocked you or is offline:
    Many a times anxiety engulfs our mind when we donโ€™t find some of our friends (specially girl friends ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) online for a long period of time. If it is so, the friend might be remaining invisible or offline all the times or he/she must have blocked you. In the above point, we have mentioned about two cool tricks to find whether a friend is really offline or is avoiding you remaining invisible. But what if they would have blocked you? Youโ€™ll presume that they are offline but in realty they may not be. In this case, Rakshit will help you on โ€œhow to check whether someone has blocked you on gtalkโ€.

So, using the above two cool tricks, you can easily figure out whether the girl next door is really offline or avoiding you. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Links: GoTalkMobile | Bug in Gtalk (Find who is offline and who is invisible) | Find who has blocked you on Gtalk

Related: Remain always ideal on Gtalk


Rakshit January 23, 2009


Thanks for the link back.


Deepak Jain January 27, 2009

@ Rakshit
Welcome dude ๐Ÿ™‚
Your post deserves that.

Bapun March 21, 2009

Nice Post.

soumyajit das March 26, 2009

Can any one tell me how to chat with a friend who has blocked you in gtalk or yahoo messenger

Rahul Bansal March 28, 2009

@soumyajit das
It must not be possible otherwise what the use of blocking feature! ๐Ÿ˜€

Jenny Lou April 18, 2009

How do you find out if someone is online in gtalk and will they see that you are trying to find them when you look?

Rahul Bansal April 22, 2009

For first part use tricks posted above.
For second part, I don’t think anyone come to know if you are trying to find them!

Rayden April 25, 2009

I jus tested this method in a mobile simulator.
Sorry to say,Its not working….

savio June 12, 2009

How to find out if someone is invisible without other person knowing it??

…sending chat message or email.. as discussed in your forums….will notify ..other person that is checking…

jenny October 5, 2009

You need really quick eyes! While chat’s loading, keep an eye on it…right before it fully loads (and YOU have to be VISIBLE), the name of whomever’s invisible pops for a quick second BELOW YOUR NAME and then goes back to its original place on your contact list. Proven and tested. I’ve been busted that way. I has no idea how my friend always knew. I made her tell me then tested it myself. REALLY works.

khan October 20, 2009

well…it kinda works

but is the best…but unfortunately doesnt work anymore

unknown December 19, 2009

what bout facebook…i mean how do we know if someone’s invisible on facebook…

unknown January 4, 2010

Hi All,
Is their any way so that other person cannot make out whether the other is blocked ….

RJ February 1, 2010

hi Deepak,

can we install gotalkmobile on pc to detect invisible users??
if yes, how??
nothing is mentioned on their site in this regard.
awaiting ur reply!

shek August 2, 2010

I wanna to know how to find invisible or offline person in face book.if you know than please write me e-mail or write reaply?

Tony September 14, 2010

I have a couple friends that were on mygchat… periodically, they are on and offline – – – recently they neither appear online, offline (or invisible for that matter), basically, their name is still under my list of chat friends but when I scroll over it, I have to still invite them to chat (there is no longer an icon next to their name that shows a status whatsover)

What does this mean?

a January 18, 2011

I was hesitant when the app asked for my gmail password, I could not find anything on the gtalkmobile site on their password policy. Does anyone know about the password transmission and storing policy? Does this make anyone else nervous?

Adnan April 11, 2011

Can anybody confirm whether gtalkmobile still detects invisible users? Or has Google plugged the hole?



pankaj June 28, 2013

suppose somebody has blocked me and i want to check whether he is offline or online .
is there any way to do so