Somebody from this site posted this article about disabling skype at outlook.com a year ago. When I use Google Chrome, I noticed that the status of available, invisible, away, etc, only temporarily shows, then suddenly the option to change it disappears, and i am forced into available mode. I use adblock plus (regular and development build), plus webmail ad blocker. i am not sure if one of those is doing this, or simply Google Chrome. Do you think it might be one of those? I use a version of Adblock plus in Microsoft Edge, but it does not interfere with the messenger availability. if i choose to be invisible, it stays invisible. I do not like to switch between browsers, and prefer to use Google Chrome.