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How do I block someone from knowing if I'm online in Gmail?

Asked by janbb (57030points) August 30th, 2012

I do want other people to know I’m available to chat but not this former colleague. How and where can I block them?

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tom_g's avatar

In the chat window, hover over that colleague. When the window pops up, click the down arrow in the lower right corner and select “block”.

NOTE: If the person is not in the 5 or 6 people shown in your chat window, simply start typing his/her email address in the “search people” box. Once this person appears, hover over it and you should have a “block” option.

janbb's avatar

Ah – that’s terrific! Thanks!

I bumped into this person and she said, “I saw you were doing Gmail this morning.” Creeped me out.

augustlan's avatar

If you ever want to be invisible to everyone, click next to your own name and choose “invisible” for your status.

janbb's avatar

@augustlan Yes, I know that one. But I want to be visible to most people this time, just not her.

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