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Discussion on: How to Build a Real-time Chat App With NodeJS, Socket.IO, and MongoDB

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Prashant Singh

Does anybody knows how to setup friend online indicator for chat app?

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Eze Sunday Eze Author

You can start with the suggestion:

It's not straight forward though. different browsers implement this differently.

But you can do two things, use the offlineOnline browser api here

Ping a website you are sure will always be available such as Google in a http request. You can broadcast same event to other members saying the user is offline. That's it.