I only want to chat with YOU
April 29, 2014 11:54 PM Subscribe
I'm looking for an IM client that lets you appear "invisible" to some people and not others. Does this exist?
posted by 3491again to Computers & Internet (20 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I often want to appear "invisible" to all but a few people on chat. I don't want random friends/co-workers/etc. to know that I'm available and send me friendly messages or seemingly quick questions that I find distracting when I'm concentrating.
However, there are certain people that I would like to appear available to if I'm actually there so that they can reach me in an emergency, for details on an important project, etc.
I can't seem to find an IM client that will let me designate status by person. I mostly use Gchat or Skype. I don't want to use Facebook.
If this is impossible, what are some good workarounds? Doesn't everyone else need to do this too?