View All Online Friends In GTalk [Hacks n Mods]

Unlike other messenger, GTalk does not show you all the online friends in default view, and users usually have to search for a friend to check if they are online, this feature is pretty much uncalled for and it is better if we can view all the online friends without having to search for them.

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If you are annoyed with this feature, here is a simple trick that will help you view all the friends that are currently online or idle in GTalk.

Step 1: Open Gtalk Messenger and click on the view button located at the bottom of the messenger.

Step 2: Uncheck the tick mark next to Show one pageby clicking on it.


Step 3: Once you have completed step 2, it may take a few seconds to display all your friends that are currently online in Gtalk.

Mod tip from Technix Update

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  • thank you for the tips but … I prefer Yahoo messenger for web camera chat …

  • Great hack! Thannk you, but this was suppose to come standard with gtalk. I’m dissappointed in that respect.

  • That’s straightforward, ta for pointing it out. My personal preference in IM is Skype. My nicknmae is “shamanican”, feel free to drop me an IM if you see me online!

  • very simple tip yet very useful. thanks for the info!

  • How often do you find that the simplest tips are the most useful and effective. How had I not spotted that before, thanks!

  • Good hack, I prefer MSN messenger myself though.

  • Thanks for the tip. I never knew that this was the use for that option :)