Should MSN Messenger have an invisible status?

@Sasselle (698)
Australia
January 31, 2007 1:36am CST
Would you like MSN Messenger to have an "invisble" status like ICQ and Yahoo Messenger does? Would you use it often? [I've been wondering about this for years!]
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@missytia (387)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
MSN messenger does a a feature like that. You can set your status to "appear offline". It is exactly the same as being invisible on Yahoo messenger. You can see who is online but they cannot see you.
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
being "offline" and "invisible" are 2 different things though. When offline you can only see who is online ... when you are invisible you can still talk to the people you want to see you as online and hide from the others
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@missytia (387)
• Australia
31 Jan 07
Oh, ok. I didn't realise that you could still chat as 'invisible'. I don't use Yahoo messenger that often.
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@Spid4r (177)
• India
5 Feb 07
The real question is why are you using MSN Messenger? Y! Messenger rules!!!!!!!!!!! But there is a work around for this . Rub invisible cream all over your entire body. If you wish to keep your clothes on. You are going to need several gallons of invisible cream and everyone knows that stuff is expensive. So take the clothes off after that you will be invisible even if you change your status to online and you can msg friends...J/K..
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
MSN Messenger is my least favourite chat program - but because a lot of my friends use it and only it ... i've had to use it daily or i'll lose contact with them. Truth be told I really only use trillian so i don't use the actual chat clients.
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@willocfc (965)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
MSN does have this feature you can set your status to appear offline, and you can still chat to your contacts while appearing offline so its the same as using invisible on yahoo or icq
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@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
Thank you for the tip - I will try it out. I've only just upgraded to the latest MSN but previously you were unable to do this. It would just pop up that you are being seen as "offline" and you need to be online to have a conversation
@willocfc (965)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
Are you using the lastest version? its windows live messenger now, they are phasing out the old msn, not sure if it works on the old versions
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@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
Maybe that's what it is then - I'm definately using MSN Messenger ... it told me to upgrade the other day. I'll have to look into it now. Thanks!
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
5 Feb 07
honey, MSN Live Messenger (latest msn version) indeed has invisible status already...maybe you should update your messenger :)
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@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
5 Feb 07
What?? Where?? I can't see it ... all i can see is that stupid "appear offline" setting which isn't what I want. I want "insivible" so i can still chat to people while avoiding those I don't wish to seen my online presence.
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@myaccount (235)
• United States
6 Feb 07
yeah it should, then people can hide from people theyre shunning.....maybe their going to make one like that.....thats a good suggestion, report that to microsoft and ur dream might come true...microsoft customer support is usually good, msn will be improved if u do this....
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• United States
6 Feb 07
I would use an "invisible" status feature all the time if msn had it! Right now I use Trillian, which lets me appear invisible on all of the IM services.
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
Hoorah for Trillian!! isn't it the best! I hope to have it back on my PC soon but at the moment i'm missing it dreadfully.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
6 Feb 07
MSN is the only IM I use now and I just put myself on "off line" unless I want to chat with someone. I have one "guy" that everytime I logon he instintly IMs me - I don't even have time to open my mail box which is most important to me. I would love to be able to sign onto MSN invisible!
@Sasselle (698)
• Australia
6 Feb 07
oh I HATE people like that ... I used to have one guy I was forever avoiding and I would have only been signed in for 10 seconds and i'd have a message from him already!! I guess you could always put them on block ... unless you are like me and feel too mean about doing that!
• United States
28 Feb 07
Yeah, i guess msn messender should have an invisible status. that way you can still chat to other people, and don't have to worry about certain other people sending you messages while you are busy.
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@ronita34 (3923)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
YESSSSSSSSS!!!! Would i ever love MSN to get an invisible status feature as the main reason why i prefer to use yahoo over msn is because of this. Sometimes i like to keep a low profile while i am online in case i am busy with other things besides chatting.