Oct 06 2010

Find Who is invisible or blocked you on Google Talk

Steps to find who is invisible or blocked you on gtalk :
1) Download & Install Pidgin
Click here to download Pidgin chat client. If you already have Pidgin installed, you may skip this step.

2) Configure Pidgin for Gtalk
You’ll probably start with the below screen. Click the Add button. “Accounts -> Manage Account” will also bring you to the same screen. Let’s add Gtalk to Pidgin.

Pidgin welcome screen

Clicking Add will allow you to add new Gtalk account. The following two screenshots show what you need to fill up for Basic and Advance tab.

Pidgin add account basic tab

Pidgin add account advanced tab

With all the settings properly entered, you should be able to connect to Gtalk and load your contacts successfully.

3) Find Who’s Blocking You
When someone blocked you in Gtalk (and other IMs), they appear offline just like your other contacts who are really offline. Right click, click on Get Info, and we’ll see how to differentiate them.

Gtalk get info

The following image is a comparison of 2 different contacts: Actual offline (left) and Blocked offline (right). If you are blocked, nothing will display under Buddy Information.

Gtalk buddy information

Thats all. Now you can easily find out who is really offline and who is blocking you from google chat.