Yahoo Messenger Update...now with push

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by PezCore, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. PezCore macrumors member

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    yep its out.... yahoo updated its own messenger app to include push....says you can stay online for 2 weeks....nice
     
  2. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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  3. Excellerator macrumors 6502a

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    I use IM+ with Push, does all of them Yahoo, AIM, ICQ, MSN, Skype, Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc.
     
  4. PezCore thread starter macrumors member

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    I use IM+ as well, have since it came out....still like using the original sometimes
     
  5. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    wow thats real nice of them to put this out for free

    and i was using IM+ only for yahoo

    so i will use this instead :)
     
  6. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    Anyone else not seeing a selection for Push on it?
     
  7. Jayden0606 macrumors 6502

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    Yahoo a bit late... lol.

    I just noticed it. I'm surprised it took them this long for push.
     
  8. Jeremy81 macrumors 6502

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    Not working here either. The post on their blog regarding this update has disappeared as well. At least it has the buzz feature now.
     
  9. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    wait I dont see yahoo app in push notifications?

    push is not workin

    does it work for you guys?

    its version 1.2 right?
     
  10. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    Yeah either someone sent the wrong update or its not working lol
     
  11. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    Your not the only one Che
     
  12. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    yea its gone wft is this **** :mad:

    Fail yahoo you Failed :(
     
  13. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    It still says push on the iTunes update, and I hope it works, because Yahoo! Messenger is the only IM I use, so I'd rather have this app. And with buzz!
     
  14. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    heres what the blog sayd before they took it down

    The latest version of Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone (v1.2) is now available. Here’s what’s in store for you:

    New message alerts
    (push notifications)
    We’ve taken advantage of Apple’s 3.0 push notifications platform to enable new message notifications. Now, you will be notified when a new IM comes to your iPhone, even if the Yahoo! Messenger app is closed (or your phone is asleep).

    The new message alerts for Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone work like the push notifications you get for Mail. When a new message comes in, a badge appears on top of the Yahoo! Messenger app icon on your home screen, indicating the number of new messages. This badge is based on cumulative messages received so whether three friends send you one message or one friend sends you three messages, you’d see a “3” on the app icon either way.

    We’ll also pop up an alert on your home screen when a new message comes in. This is similar to when you receive an SMS text message on your phone. A notification overlays your home screen and you can decide whether to view the new IM or just close the alert. Even if your phone is asleep, we’ll wake it up and display the alert message.

    You can also be notified with a sound when a new IM comes in. If your iPhone is muted, it will vibrate instead.

    You can choose to use all or none of these new message alerts. To set your preferences, tap “Settings” on the home screen, then “Notifications”, and finally “Yahoo! Messenger”. From there you can turn on/off the sound, alert or badge notifications (they’re defaulted on when you install the app).

    Now that new message alerts are included, you may want to make sure your Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone app icon is visible on your primary home screen. Get tips from Apple on how to customize your home screen icons. Using the same method, you can also drag and drop the Yahoo! Messenger app icon into your dock.

    Stay online for up to 2 weeks
    The Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone app will keep you signed in and visible to your Yahoo! Messenger friends for up to two weeks. When the app is closed on your phone, your status will show you as online but in an Idle state. Friends can IM you and when they do, you’ll receive a new message notification as described above.

    There are a couple of ways your Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone availability can be interrupted. The first is if you sign into Yahoo! Messenger on a different device, such as your computer. Currently you can only be signed into Yahoo! Messenger from one location, so if you tend to move back and forth between your computer and your iPhone, just remember to sign in to your Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone app to ensure you’re online.

    The other way to go offline on your iPhone is to manually sign out of the Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone app. In the app, tap on Settings, then scroll down and tap “Sign Out”. This will close the app and you will be offline, no longer able to receive messages on your iPhone.

    Buzz your friends…with an iPhone twist
    Buzz was one of the most requested features from our users on the iPhone app. So you’ll be happy to know you can now buzz away to your heart’s content. We also gave it a little iPhone flavor. When you want to buzz a friend, just shake your iPhone vigorously. Your friend gets buzzed on their end you’ll feel your iPhone vibrate in your hand. You’ll also see the usual BUZZ!!! message in the conversation window.

    We also added a few other items… Search in the app is now integrated with the Contacts app on your iPhone. Now when you search for someone’s mobile number so you can SMS them from the Messenger app, they’ll show up, even if they’re not on your Messenger list. We also added a preference to turn off the landscape keyboard option and we fixed a bug so that empty groups in your contact list will no longer be shown.

    To download the latest version of Yahoo! Messenger for iPhone (v1.2) that includes these new features, go to the iTunes App Store, or tap the App Store icon on your iPhone and search for Yahoo! Messenger. If you already have Yahoo! Messenger installed, you may also have an update alert for the app.

    If you run into any issues with the new version, please use the “Report a problem” feature in the app to let us know. Tap on Settings, then scroll down and tap on “Report a problem”.

    We hope you enjoy this latest version of Yahoo! Messenger for the iPhone.

    Sarah Bacon
    Product Manager

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  15. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    And if thats supposed to be the new icon its not right then....
     
  16. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    Why do people keep mentioning IM+ and BeejiveIM.

    Yahoo Messenger is FREE. I'm sure A LOT of people are happy about push for Yahoo Messenger.

    Not everyone wants all those apps in one, but I do have IM+ though.
     
  17. Xtremespirit319 macrumors regular

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    looks like its been pulled from the app store(the update on iTunes)..some one made a big no no
     
  18. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    that sucks i was lookin forward to this :(


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  19. njl macrumors regular

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    i was wondering why it was giving me the error!! thanks for the update. :)
     
  20. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    I got the 1.2 downloaded but its not showing up under notifications in the settings though.
     
  21. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    :confused: I just got the update like a half an hour ago.
     
  22. Che Castro macrumors 603

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    does push work?
     
  23. Rayfire macrumors 68020

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    Awww now we have to wait for it to re-appear again..

    I also use Yahoo! IM a lot compared to the rest, was hoping for the update so I could try it out
     
  24. Daryl178 macrumors newbie

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    Yahoo update

    Yeah same thing for me. I downloaded it and the update doesn't work. I wonder what happened.
     

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