I recently updated from google-talk to google-hangout. In Hangouts there is no way to set the availability status (available, idle etc.), but my friends (that are still using Google Talk) claim that I’m always idle, even if I’m sure I’m active in Hangouts. Is there a way to set in Hangouts how I should be seen for Google Talk users?
There is no way to see presence in Google Hangout—Google intentionally reworked it so presence is removed.
You have two choices:
The assumption is that you're always online. This is why they show you to your Google Talk friends as idle.
protected by Community♦ Apr 15 '14 at 15:33
Thank you for your interest in this question.
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site.
Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead?