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There is a person in my Gmail chat friend list which I don't like. When I'm online, he gets notified (while my status shows I'm online).

I'm talking about my Gmail Web page and default Chat box in the left side column.

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You can’t show online/offline selectively for different contacts. However, you can block different people which you don’t want to see when you are online.

  1. Hover over the respective contact in the chat list
  2. Click on Video & more from the cart that appears
  3. Click on Block from the drop down list

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That’s it; you don’t need to remove the respective person from the Contacts.

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