Different statuses

pidgin at alexoren.com pidgin at alexoren.com
Fri Apr 28 15:33:35 EDT 2017

Can anyone please explain when are the following statuses used and what are the differences between them.
This is related both to the user's status and to the buddies' statuses.

available (this one is pretty straightforward)

idle (what's the difference between it and away?)
away (what's the difference between it and idle?)
extended_away (when does away become extended_away?)

invisible (how does Pidgin know if someone is offline or invisible?)
offline_msg (is this similar to offline?)

Thank you,

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