Disable Gtalk Chat Integration for Specific Friends in Orkut

Users that have a common Gmail account for Gmail and Orkut have a great feature enabled by default. Orkut users can chat to their online buddies on Gtalk right from their Orkut Chat application just by enabling the Chat Integration between Orkut and Gtalk.

Whenever we accept a new friend request on Orkut, the friend gets listed in our Gtalk buddy list but what if you want to accept the request but do not want to chat with him in future? You can’t disable the integration as this would disable the chat with other friends also.

Here is a cool trick that I frequently use to chat with some specific friends on Orkut while not with everyone that joins my Friend’s list.


1.    We will first have to make a friend group for the people with whom we don’t want to chat. Go to Friends list and create on new group option on right and name it say Unknown.

2.    Now when you are about to accept the Friend Request, then click on Organize Your Friends option and select the Unknown group (as shown) before accepting the request.

3.    Now to disable the chat option for this group, go to Settings page. Click on Chat tab and uncheck the Unknown group from there.

Now the people who are organized under this group will not appear on your Gtalk list but will still remain in your Orkut friends list.

Let me know how you like it.

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