NEW Nimbuzz Symbian: 9 Reasons to be excited!

Nimbuzz 3.01 for Nokia Symbian phones is ready to download. You can get it from

Are you excited? Good, because you have 9 awesome reasons to be :P.

Here is what’s new:

  1. Improved Call Quality – thanks to peer to peer call connectivity.
  2. More space for your chats - for full screen  chatting experience.
  3. Chat bubbles – that bring an iPhone like chat experience to your (Nokia) Symbian phone.
  4. Custom wallpapers in the chat screen – choose a color or an image from your gallery to display as background for your chats.
  5. Custom color for the text font in your chat screen
  6. Call Quality Indicator – so you can check the expected call quality before you make a call.
  7. Free Avatars – choose new and exciting avatars for your profile picture from N-World
  8. Last Seen Online - shows you the last time your friend was seen on Nimbuzz.
  9. Fast group selection – straight from your contact list.

On top of all that we have a new crisp app icon (which we like very much :D ).

Curious to find out more about the new features? Read below…

The new improved call quality is possible thanks to our new peer to peer calling system, which aims to make a direct connection between the two mobile devices. Your calls will be connected faster and the probability of dropped calls  enormously reduced. We are also working on bringing HD call quality in the next version ;).

The call quality indicator checks how good/strong your internet connection is and displays the expected call quality. This information will appear in the calling screen, right before you place the call.

One of my favorite features is the fast group selection. With a simple click on the Friends Bar, situated right below your profile pic in the contact list, you will get a pop up with all the available groups so you can easily view only your friends from Facebook, only phone numbers or your favorite friends.

This update offers you more space inside the chat screen, by hiding the top navigation bar and the menu bar. You can do that with a single click on the icon with the two arrows, as shown in the image below ;) .

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We hope you will enjoy this update as much we do and we wait for your feedback in the comment section below ;).

The new version is not yet in Ovi store but it’s coming in the next few days.

121 thoughts on “NEW Nimbuzz Symbian: 9 Reasons to be excited!

  1. It’s just for Symbian^3 devices? I’m currently testing C5-03 (Symbian S60 5th Edition) and my version is 3.0.2 rev 4112 and no updates are offered via inapp updater.

  2. now there is and was always no doubt in my head that nimbuzz is the best given a choice i would choose nimbuzz

  3. waoooo nice sound let me check.. what about internet usage is same or this version or more high internet will use??

  4. great update Nimbuzz crew, i love it..please keep symbian survive, Godbless u

  5. I’d like to know if this version is free.
    I have to make a hard reset on my nokia N97 and I need to know if the free ad version I bought would be lost and if I have to buy it again.
    Thanks for your time.

  6. HELLO, i would like to say that, in previous symbian versions, in chat window there were timings of sign in and sign out shown.
    Just like, “Mr. X came online on 09:15pm”
    “Mr.X went offline on 10:00pm”.
    This was very usefull feature as it showed us login activities of friends when their chat windows were active.
    I would love to see this old feature in new versions.
    Thanks nimbuzz for making so wonderfull mobile application that has taken mobile chat experience to whole new levels.
    Thanks once again team nimbuzz. Hope you consider my request.
    GOD bless you.

  7. The best chat app for Symbian ever! Love it!
    I installed it on my 5530XM. Works good.
    But, need long time for connection when start using it.
    But, overall, it’s worth!
    Thanks for the great app..

  8. v3.1.0rev4443 on E72:

    this version has subtle bug on S60v3.2.
    sometimes it dims the screen and then reboots the phone!
    then revert to v3.0 and this never happens.

    but I really love new fullscreen chat/grouping/… so I reinstall v3.1.0 and now the occasional rebooting happens again.

    keep going!! Nimbuzz is the best S60 application.

  9. i love nimbuzz. And i have a suggestion. There should be phone number verification system to prevent missuse

  10. @Netro
    Yes, the update is also available for your device.
    @Darshanie Moodley
    Our team is working in order to provide one soon.
    Stay tuned to our Blog, we will announce it here as soon as it is available.
    This did not change.
    @Bing Castillo
    You can download it directly from

  11. @2smart
    This has FB chat, download the latest update and let us know what you think of it.
    @Yash Maheshwari
    Could you please be more specific on your query?
    Which exact issue are you facing?
    The purchase you made on Nokia Ovi Store, it is a one-time fee. There is no automatic subscription renewal.
    In case of issues with the transaction, purchase or download, please contact Nokia Customer Support.
    Thanks for your feedback, we will take it into account.
    Yes, there is FB chat.

  12. @Safeer
    Thanks for your comment, we are working in order to implement a similar feature.

  13. Really nice app, nimbuzz is stil d best mobile app 2 me. 1st pictures of users on twitter dont load some times, and when are you going to get one with facebook integration just like or even better than that of twitter. Really cant wait for that… Big ups to you

  14. Acabo de instalarlo en mi Nokia E5-00 y me parece perfecto. Los iconos y la nueva interfaz estan muy bonitas!

  15. This is the best upgrade ever. So dynamic. ℓ̊ love it. Please upgrade nimbuzz on blackberry too.

  16. This is good I love it.
    Ye nimbuzz jo hai na bahut mast hai yar, ekdum bhari , par inhone issey free karna chaheya to fir bahut maza ayega recharge ka zhanjat he nahi

  17. What about people who bought the ad-free version, there will be an update for that version, or this version is Ad-Free because this one is better than paid one.

  18. So nice thanks for update
    but i have some confusion due to ver no. bcz i think prev ver is 3.02 and latest is 3.01 so how its new
    how i can find the apps ver history ?

  19. Please I want to know when Nimbuzz will add ‘VIDEO CALL’ to its features like Fring and RockeTalk

  20. @steve
    you can switch groups and then you will just see some of the contacts.
    We recommend you to update directly from Nokia Ovi Store, so you won’t loose the Ad-free feature
    The latest version is 3.01 = 3.1 and the previous one was 3.0.2
    Hope this is more clear, sorry if there was a confusion.
    Indeed, we are aware of the issue in regards of MSN pics not loading, our team is working on that.

  21. @kennedy
    We aim to support this feature soon, stay tuned to our blog for more news about this

  22. Thanks Nimbuzz, this has been the best version for my nokia 5800 XpreesMusic. Perfect for chat msn, fb chat and google talk all in one place. I love it. Keep it up! :)

  23. Dear nimbuzz bloger ! i want to ask that its approximatly 3 months that you have not released the new java version, please please tell us when will you release it? Cause you know better that we cant use it in samsung b3410 and many more ! Please answer !

  24. Hi there Nimbuzz team, I used to bought nimbuzz ad free from ovi, then when I install this newest version, then the ad came-up again, pls advise…
    Anyway I really loves the features of this version, like full screen chat, peer to peer call, the new chat sound, and the new icon… One guestion, when does the Nimbuzz can use the conference chat and video chat in yahoo ? Over all thumb up for this newest version…. :-)

  25. why was or is famous??? Is it coz all of 1 im chat in one place!!! Nah, nah. . . A big nod!!! It gained tz popularity thru chatrum!!! Chatrum helped nimbuzz to catch peoples!!! Chatrum connected strangers nd made them friends, loverz!!! But whats happening now, yuh removed chatrum from pc!!! No chatrum in android!!! Chatrum is vanishing nwadays!! Sumhow we are trying make alive the chatrum but due to fluding, abusing and hacking chatrum getting infamous!!! Many switched off to other im app!!! Many left using chatrum!!! Nimb is deteoriating!!! Chatrum made nimb alive!!! Chatrum was d only place to hang out with friends nd enjoy!!! Entertainment is diminishing in nimb!!! No more friendshp in nimb!!! I wanna ask what yuh doing to revive chatrum!!! Shall i hope to get chatrum in pc and android phone from yuh!!! Shall i hope that yuh will ban fluding idz starting wid numerals or ending wid numerals!!! Will yuh ban fluding apps!!! Will yuh ban fluding sites!!! Am the one of the oldest user of nimb!! Bt am ashamed to say nimb is dying!!! Hope yuh take care of mah words nd will work to save nimb!!! Waiting for ur reply and positive action!!! MaSk

  26. Good version, more useful than the last one.
    Anyway couple of suggestion you might be interested in:
    1- Add light notification in mobiles that supports it (E5,E72,etc…)
    It’s really annoying to check every single time if someone chats with you. (I do turn my sound off) that’s why I like the light(LED) notification.
    2- Broadcasting feature (maybe?)
    Write one time and spread to all (off course not spamming).
    3- A possibility to copy from the chat? (Adding a mode in the menu to allow it perhaps?)

    A more advance suggestion (To compete with Whatsapp and for Future Goals):
    Allow an alternative direct sign in
    Currently when Nimbuzz installed it inform to either one of these:
    a- Sign in (User & pw)
    b- Register in Nimbuzz
    I suggest to add 3rd one
    c- Direct Mobile Number Signing in
    I leave the rest to your imaginations (like applying some restrictions on this method and others of your own ideas…)

  27. I also bought an Ad-free version. When I install the new version from Ovi and check the version, it shows the same old version and back to Ad version..not Ad-free version. So I had to uninstall and install back the Ad-free version.
    So any ways that we can update to this new version and still keep it as an Ad-free version?

  28. @nathanjr
    Yes this version works on your device!
    Since Friday 13th there is a new Java update (version 1.9.2) available on download it and give it a try!
    In a couple of days will be available as well on other Portals or stores.
    Nimbuzz Ads-Free is exclusively available on the Nokia Ovi Store or via the Ovi app on Nokia devices.
    We recommend you to update directly from Nokia Ovi Store in order to keep the ad-free feature.
    thanks for sharing your opinion.
    Our team is working in order to imrpove the chatroom feature.
    We do not have plans to implement Chatrooms in other platforms like android or iPhone at the moment but we will consider this option.

  29. @Sumeet deshmukh
    Our team is working in order to improve our Android version, stay tuned to our blog we will announce it there as soon as there is a new update.
    We aim to support Video call in the future.
    @Anna Dionisio
    Which exact error message do you get when trying to register your Yahoo account?
    Since when do you face this issue?
    Thanks for your coment and feedback, much appreciated :)

  30. hola amigos esta version esta muy buena pero me gustaria que arreglar el bug de que los contactos del msn no sale imagen y que las del facebook no se vean ta borrosa gracias.

  31. love it!!!but i have more suggestion..i hope nimbuzz could bring chatgroup on yahoo messenger.with it,it would be perfect!

  32. @ Sebasur
    Thank you for reporting, we are aware of this issue and we are working in oder to solve this as soon as possible.
    You can, if you would like to comment in Spanish, go to our Spanish blog as well :

    @ Yosia
    Thank you for your suggestion, we will consider it to be implemented in the future.

  33. doesn’t feel free to comment when someone actually modifies your comment. What you expect? Always positive comments? Then how come you call this a blog?

  34. @Kev
    Your comment was modified cause it had inappropriate comment to me.
    The rest refering to the application was not modified.

  35. @Amadeu Neto
    Sorry, we do not have plans for it at the moment.
    You can try out the wap version on your mobile phone browser:

  36. I re-downloaded Nimbuzz-AdFree from the ovi store and the version there is the old one. When will you update Nimbuzz-AdFree to the new version with the new features?

  37. so my comments were inappropriate… In Nimbuzz BLOG? Okay okay, thanx for letting me know. I hope you guys have nothing personal.

  38. @queralt : nimbuzz in OVI store is the old version of Nimbuzz, so I just paid for nothing, coz right now I already re-install and using the newest nimbuzz version, with the ad.
    I really very disappointed for this…

  39. @JD
    Please check again in a couple of days for the updated version.

  40. i update the latest version of nimbuzz in nokia C7-00 but in this version loud speaker funtion are not working. please check.

    thank you

  41. @ Khans
    We are still working on this feature, that’s why the loud speaker function is not working yet.

  42. @ nathanjr
    What exactly do you mean with bubble chat ? Do you mean how to start a chat with one of your buddies via Nimbuzz? Or do you mean something else ?
    Thanks !

  43. im using the new version of nimbuzz chat but im unable to customize the backgroung colour or wallpaper or the text font colour pls help me out sir..

  44. hi,i was using nimbuzz to chat with my friends in fb, using my phone, nokiaC5-03,my problem is,i cant able to use the nimbuzz free call to my friends who are using nimbuzz also.please can u help me to activate the nimbuzz free call? Thanks….

  45. Meant to write chat bubbles like on the iphone nokia e51 doesnt show the interface with the chat bubbles.

  46. From many days now i’ve observed that all rooms get hang(stuck) suddenly and our messages dont get posted.this lasts for about 10seconds. This isn.t a problem faced just by me.many users are complaining bout this. So plz look into this matter. Thx.

  47. I tried downloading , but every time i’m getting 3.01 version. Kindly tell me how to download 3.1 version for Symbain^3

  48. @Nathanjr @sourav majumder
    This feature is available on latest symbian version 3.1
    Make sure you are using this version.
    Which type of connection and network provider do you use?
    Does this also happen when you are using Nimbuzz in general or just when on chatrooms?
    This is the latest version available.

  49. Thanks, I got the latest version, however, while installing the initial installation screen shows as 3.01, that’s what confused me. but after completeing installation the ‘about nimbuzz’ showed the right version.

  50. Wonder what nimbuzz are doing… Is it that hard to replace ad-free version with the updated version on ovi store… Some of us buy the ad-free version for a reason you know… Wake up nimbuzz…

  51. 1. Fix online avatar (nimbuzz).
    2. Add update status feature and notification (facebook).
    3. Zoom and save option (nimbuzz)
    4. Animated emoticons (nimbuzz) – it will make chat conversation more life, more fun.

  52. @ plenthis44
    What issue are you facing ? Do you receive an error message ?

    @ Izoey
    The new version of Nimbuzz Ad-free should be in the Ovi-store in the near future.

    @ Addyanikend
    Thanks for your suggestions ! Please feel free to send your more detailed feedback to our inbox
    Cheers !

  53. @ mishellmolina
    Which device, Nimbuzz version and type of connection are you using ?
    Do you receive an error message ? What does the error message say ?

  54. Hi Nimbuzz team, is the New Nimbuzz already update in Ovi Store?
    It’s been 20 days after the first day when the new version launch here.

  55. hi
    Im using it and its awesome thing to have. Dear nimbuzz team…one request …. Pl make it possible to have the two different facbook accounts login facility at the same time in one nimbuzz software. i mean upgrade ur nimbuzz in such a way that if i want to login with my two different accounts of facebook,at the same time,it will make it happen instead of only one at a time.what haapened at this moment is …we can go to facebook chat for only one account and for another facebook account login for chat,we have to go to facebook chat software for nokia phone or any other available chatting software. I request u to upgrade ur nimbuzz in such a way that more tha n one account can be logged in at the same time on facebook and if possible…on yahoo messanger,hotmail,google talk etc.
    Pl upgarde to what im requesting and do mail me as u do the same.

  56. All communication is now in this blog.
    Since April some questions are waiting in the forum.
    Is the forum dead?

  57. @ Frank
    The forum is a place for users to gather and share experiences with other users; if you are facing an issue and would like to get answers from our Support Team please do send a mail to

  58. @Yasmin Sebba
    But in the last years the forum was the place to share experiences. Nobody wants to bother all people with special nimbuzz app details. The support mail is now the substitute?

  59. I’m really impress nd vry happy wenever i logn wt my nimbuzz coz i got all wat i wnt bt one tin am trying to do and which is not possible fo me is how would i change my nimbuzz password..juz only de numbuzz password as i normally change my password @ yahoo nd others evry month fo security purpose..thanks nimbuzz teams…

  60. @ Yomad
    You can change your password online. Go to
    Sign In > scroll down > select Settings > Change Password
    On PC client, you can change your password by choosing:
    Tools > Options > Account > Change Password
    Cheers !

  61. Hi, Yasmin & Queralt…
    Pls advise whether Nimbuzz the newest version Free-Ad is available in Ovi Store ? When?
    By the way, I really love the favorites tab in new update version… But when does the nimbuzz can acomodate group chat in YM?
    Keep up the good job …

  62. I week before i got my Nokia C7-00 mobile. I installed nimbuzz through and even through ovi store. It gets installed. But it is not getting login. Even if it gets logged in the moment it gets loged in it hangs. And ultimately I have to switch off my mobile.
    Pls let me get nimbuzz compitable with Nokia C7-00

  63. @ Hussain M. Irshad
    Thanks for letting us know your issue.
    Could you tell us which type of connection and the number of Nimbuzz version are you using ? Do you receive an error message ? If so, what does this error message say? In which country are you located ?

    @ arya
    The version in the Ovi Store is up to date, so if you are using that version, you are using the latest version.

  64. @Yasmin :
    Finally… I can re-download & re-install the Nimbuzz Ad-Free with the Nimbuzz newest version.
    Thanks for your info…
    have a nice day… :-)

  65. I’ved tried to download nimbuzz for my S60 v3 from but i don’t like it because the pictures of my friends doesn’t appear..i deleted it and i search another 1 and i found this nimbuzz 3.0.2 ver! It’s so great and i love it…i can do everything except video call..but it’s really a very nice version of love wants to download nimbuzz for his mobile which is c6..i suggested him to try this version….i don’t know if it is good for c6..

  66. @evelyn taduran
    Which avatars are not showing? From Nimbuzz contacts or other IM communities?
    In which country are you located?
    Let us know

  67. @Rizlan
    Your device uses a Java version of Nimbuzz which does not include the calling fetaure.

  68. I have added my facebook account in nimbuzz. Now I want to remove my facebook account from numbuzz. Is there any way to do that. Waiting for replies.

  69. @Ahmed – In order to remove the Facebook account from your Nimbuzz account you need to select Facebook from Settings>>Communities and select disconnect or forget account option. Regards!!

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