Solution to No Invisible Option in Gmail Chat

Gtalk has been missing several features that have been discussed many times till now but to cope up for these the Google team introduced the Invisible option in the Gmail chat which is still missing from the Gtalk client.

Though Gmail has introduced the Invisible feature in the Gmail chat but you can still find it buggy. What I found recently that the “Invisible” option was missing from the Gmail chat when I used it at my friend’s place. The above pic describes the situation.


The problem of missing invisible option from Gmail chat can be solved by trying following steps.

1.    Just ensure that you are using the latest version of the Gmail as the invisible option is there only in the new version and not the old.

So if you haven’t upgraded to the latest version, do it now.

2.    Strangely this problem is browser specific that is you will see the option only if you are using the latest versions of the popular browsers like Firefox, IE7 etc. I have seen the option missing from the IE version 6 while the option was there in the latest version IE7 on the same PC.

You may also like to see the Google Talk Labs edition which has more capabilities than the normal Gtalk edition.

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12 comments on “Solution to No Invisible Option in Gmail Chat
  1. Kaamajakaaya says:

    Thank you for your help!

  2. Malini says:

    though i have a newer version of gmail the chat option does not work inside my gamil. pls help.

  3. admin says:

    Switch to new browser (step 2), it will solve your problem as it had for me as well

  4. kiran says:

    Send files and music track are missing in my gtalk.Can any one help me please.

  5. admin says:

    u will need to completely uninstall Gtalk (you may need to delete the registry keys linked with it as well) and reinstall with the latest version here

  6. Abhimanyu says:

    you can also find some extra features on the labs version of other Google products which allows you to make yourself invisible but it does not always override the gtalk client software if you have that installed

  7. Chan says:

    i have a new browser and the latest gmail.
    i used to have gtalk. one day i logged on and it was gone!!!
    what happened?
    i am incredibly pc illiterate and im dying here….

  8. admin says:

    may be any setting done by you by mistake erased that off. Reinstall it

  9. bruce says:

    good good his post deserves nothing!

  10. Dli says:

    hi…i ahve been using gmail talk and invisible option was available earlier which is not there anymore. why would this happen over night?

  11. Bobby says:

    This is good stuff…right here. thanks for this

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