[Fixed] The ‘always online’ problem with Google Chat


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In short, this is the problem: You try to go invisible in chat from your gmail and it says: “Oops! You are not invisible because you’re logged into Google Talk from another client, device, or location that doesn’t support invisibility.” No matter what you do – from signing out of all the devices/clients/locations to resetting your google account password, you STILL see the ‘oops’!

Frustrating. To the core!

Turns out that there are a number of reasons why your chat suddenly behaves this way. But the main point is that there is another (or are many other) session(s) of your chat active at that particular time. This spooky session(s) might be from a talk app on your mobile phone, the Hangout app, stand-alone Gtalk software, IM clients such as eBuddy, Trillian, etc. The idea is to end those invisible session(s), but you have no idea where that session is…

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