23 Feb 2008

Gmail invisible mode

Gmail has introduced a new feature that I *hate*. Gmail chat now has an invisible mode, which means people can stay online without others knowing it. I haven't used Yahoo messenger much; but I know of people who always stay invisible in Yahoo messenger. And I still remember how pissing off it was when some invisible friend said a "hi". Invisible mode is, in my opinion, technical solution to a social problem. A company that I love for their well thought-out products trying to solve social problem technically makes me sad. Please please Google, don't do this again; remember that you are not another Yahoo!


  1. how do we enable this??

    oops! sorry :D

    PS: I can read and speak tamil very well :) Never lived or been anywhere in TN but still managed to steal the language and make it my own. As fate has it, getting married to a Tamilian too :)

  2. Hi Nags:
    Look at http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2008/02/invisible-more-for-gmail-chat.html

    Invisible mode is available only in Gmail chat. If you use Google Talk application you will have to wait for some time.

    About Tamil -- I couldn't believe myself when I realised how much I love the language. (I have been thinking of writing a blog post about that.) Somehow Tamil has become inseparable from my life. Glad to know that you can read Tamil.

    Hearty Congratulations on your marriage!