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I am using Messages for OS X and Google Talk. I'd like to be able to go invisible in Messages. How can I do this?

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280 page views and still no answer :) I searched the same question in the past and it looks it isn't possible to go invisible in Messages/iChat –  Chiron Nov 10 '12 at 17:09
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@Chiron There's an answer, but it's perhaps not one you or the asker wanted. –  bmike Dec 21 '12 at 17:47
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You don't get invisibility using Apple's Messages app on OS X. According to Google, their client also does not support invisible status, so perhaps it's a limitation of their API and only something you can set using their web app. They get to serve you ads when you are on the web, but not on a client so perhaps that was a factor in deciding to code that function in one place over the other.

Apple's Messages app on OS X will set an invisible status for AIM accounts, but not for Google Talk, so it's less like a Messages oversight as an account/API design issue from Google.

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So sorry I didn't accept this. Should've a long time ago :) –  daviesgeek Aug 12 '13 at 17:32
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