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Hi friends,I m one of those guys who always sign in as invisible in my IM’s because if I set my status to “Online” or available, at least 6 (unwanted) chat windows will open and pest me up. However recently one good friend of mine tracked my status (both on Gmail and Yahoo),slightly baffled I asked him how he did that,and here I m sharing with you how he tracked my status on both IM’s. You can use the given methods to find your friends who try to hide from us,the lesser mortals.
TRACK INVISIBLE USERS ON YAHOO
Yahoo Messenger is a bit cryptic when it comes to tracking users,so we can track their status by these 2 methods -
- Yahoo Invisibility Detection sites
- Using Yahoo’s URL Resources
I’ve found many sites which helps you to see which of your buddies are hiding online,some of these sites are:
Yahoo URL Resources
Here are a bunch of URLs that can be used to detect invisible users, just replace “[username]” with the username you want to detect :
http://mail.opi.yahoo.com/online?u=[username]&m=g&t=0remember,You have to replace the text in RED color in the given URL with the Yahoo ID you want to detect,
(Shows up a yellow smiley if the person is online and gray if the person is offline or invisible)
(Shows up a button with “Online Now” or “Not Online”)
(Shows an image with “I am Online send me a message” or “Not Online right now”)
(Shows a text with “[username] is ONLINE or NOT ONLINE”)
(Shows “00” if person is offline and “01” if he is online)
for eg - my YahooID is “iamrdx” ,the first URL is :
http://mail.opi.yahoo.com/online?u=[username]&m=g&t=0After the replacement it would appear as :
TRACE INVISIBLE USERS ON GTALK
Tracing Gtalk users is rather easy,you only have to use the following method -
- Login to Gtalk using your Google id.
- Go to IM window of user you want to trace for invisible.
- You will see a drop-down list on right top side,click on it.
- Click on "go off the record".
- Now give any message.
- If the "firstname.lastname@example.org is offline and can't receive messages right now" message appears in red color it means your friend is really offline.
- If no message comes means your friend is online and invisible for all.
Good Luck :)
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About the author : Rishabh Dangwal
Rishabh Dangwal is a no-nonsense network geek who has got a thing for guitars, retro games and emulators. When he is not tinkering with devices and gadgets, he can be found reading novels by Fredrick Forsyth. Follow him on Twitter