Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've set up GTalk via the irssi-xmpp plugin but it currently lists me as plain online in Gmail. I'd like to see if I can make it show me as if I am on mobile.

As far as I can tell, users on Android have cloaks (not sure if this is the correct term) of the form For example, one entry in the /roster was

Firsname Lastname []: is now Away

my own entry is is now Available [My status here]

This seems to be the XMPP equivalent of an IRC cloak.

How can I change this? Or is there some other way into tricking the server show that I am on mobile?

share|improve this question
If anyone has a similar solution for Facebook, that would help too. – Manishearth Jan 28 '14 at 16:30

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.