Pidgin Appear Offline not working

Ethan Blanton elb at
Mon Aug 20 10:57:23 EDT 2012

George Barnabas spake unto us the following wisdom:
> I am a keen user of Pidgin multi messenger application. The appear
> Offline is not working for Google talk protocol. It works for MSN
> messenger.

There is no standard, universal "appear offline" or "invisible" status
for XMPP.  Some XMPP services or clients honor one of several
mechanisms, I do not know that Google Talk honors any.  In any case,
Pidgin does not support this.


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