Friday, March 20, 2009

How to check if someone has blocked you on Google Talk

There is a great little instant messaging utility, Pidgin that helps
to find who has blocked you in Google Talk. If you not sure how to
configure Pidgin with Google Talk, I advice you to first visit this

Ok, now when you are aware of how to configure Pidgin to work with
Google Talk, I'll guide how to make smart use of Pidgin to identify
who has blocked you on Google Talk.

It's very simple. Just follow the steps:-

1- Log in to your Gmail account on Pidgin.
2- Go to "Buddies" -> "Show Offline Buddies". (A person who has
blocked you must be showing offline to you. So you need to make all
offline friends visible)

3- Now all your contacts are visible to you. Pick any one of those.
4- Right Click on your chosen contact name and select "Get Info".

It will show you the brief information of your contact. Now, if any of
your contact has blocked you on Google Talk, you will not be able to
see his/her profile.

6- Select a contact who you think may have blocked you. Again, Right
Click on his/her name and select "Get Info". You will not see
anything. Not even the contact's name.

This goes to show that this particular contact has blocked you on
Google Talk and don't want to talk to you and so it appears to be
offline always.

Hope, you like this article. This is the only way I could able to find
out to determine who has blocked you on Google Talk. What's your
comment on this?