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May 6, 2008

Display Google Talk Presence

If you wanted to post your Google Talk ID on a site and display an icon that shows your status, it's quite easy. Google offers a chatback feature for anonymous conversations with the visitors of a site and this feature has been recently updated with more ways to display the badge.

To get your presence icon, go to the badge generation page, select "Hyperlink and status icon (no frame)" from the list of styles, click on "Update badge" and copy the code in a text editor. You should identify a URL that looks like this (the bold part could be removed to simplify the address):

http://www.google.com/talk/service/badge/Show?
tk=LIST_OF_CHARACTERS&w=9&h=9

This image could be displayed next to your Google Talk username to show whether you are available for chat. Obviously, if you like the chatback feature, you could add the entire code generated by Google.

4 comments:

  1. If you are looking for the samething but for Google Apps (with your own domain), you will need to go here:

    http://www.google.com/talk/service/a/YOURDOMAIN/badge/New

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  2. yes this is very nice facility provided by the google. everybody can use it and enjoy from it.

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  3. Google's special offer a chatback feature for anonymous conversations with the visitors of a site and this feature has been recently updated with more ways to display the badge is the great achievement.

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  4. I think Yahoo has scerwed up with a similar approach. Actually, I hate yahoo mail since the last couple of weeks :).

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