New: Nimbuzz for Android comes with push notifications

Our latest update for Android devices comes with two awesome features:

  • Push notifications (for Android O.S. 2.2 or higher)
  • Message delivery notifications

You can get the new version via the Android Market or Nimbuzz.com.

Now let’s talk a bit more about the new features.

A great addition to the new version is the push notifications feature. This will allow you to appear online to all your friends even if the application closed. This way the battery will last longer and will be less data consumed.  If any of your contacts sends you a chat Nimbuzz will push a new notification in your status bar letting you know that someone is looking for you.  Smart, convenient and simple.  The feature is available for Android 2.2 or higher.

To enable push notifications go to: Settings->Notifications-> Enable.

The new message delivery notifications will display:

  • 1 check mark (✓) when your message was successfully delivered to the Nimbuzz servers
  • 2 check marks (✓✓) when your message was successfully delivered to the person you are chatting with. Please note this does not indicate that your chat was read by the other person but only delivered.

The new 2.0.8 version comes also with a nifty little feature called: Synchronize with device. If you activate it you will see all your Nimbuzz friends in your phone’s contact list and you will be able to start a chat or a call with them, right from the phone’s contact list.

We hope you will enjoy the new features and if you have any questions or suggestions please let us know.

96 thoughts on “New: Nimbuzz for Android comes with push notifications

  1. This push notification just happens when you send a message to another nimbuzz user? Or this is valid to the other IMs accounts too?

    if I hit the “Exit” option, I will still be online in the other IMs?

  2. well done. but to bring nimbuzz with inspirational life. we want nimbuzz chat on android …… please add it up…..

  3. Whish the same comes to symbian soon and also QT implementation and also iron out all the bugs….else its the best…..

  4. @ Khairullah Muradi, Yacin fb, kashif_pharmd
    Chatrooms are just available on Nimbuzz Mobile for Symbian and Java devices due to shifting priorities.
    We don’t have any plans on the short or mid term on other platforms.
    Regards.

    @ Aryan, Takudzwa Masara
    We cannot provide you with an exact date.
    However, it will be published if there is an new release.
    Stay tuned to the blog !
    Cheers !

    @ Luhoer
    Could you please be more specific about what you mean ?
    Thanks.

    @ Ashish Tapare
    Thanks for your request.
    We do have a feature like that. It’s called Auto-connect and it will connect you with your phonebook contacts.
    When you have each other’s number, you are both connected to Nimbuzz, and you both have registered your numbers with Nimbuzz, you will be automatically connected. When you rather not want to be connected with a certain contact, you just can select this person in Nimbuzz to delete it.
    Regards.

    @ Raghav
    We cannot provide you with an exact date. However, it will be published if there is an new release.
    Could you please be more specific about what kind of bugs you mean, regarding Nimbuzz Symbian ?
    Thanks for your suggestion regarding QT, but it is not in our plans for the near future.
    Regards.

    @ Sakib Khan
    Thanks for your request, what would you like to see different about it ?
    Regards.

    @ Gustavo
    Push notifications will work for every IM. When you have exited the app, your status will be online/away, depending on which communities you have connected with Nimbuzz.
    Regards.

  5. @Yasmin Sebba
    I have already mentioned the bugs in Nimbuzz for Symbian with message delivery blog/post…..and those were not fixed in the subsequent update……Kidnly look into that and if push notification is coming to Symbian^3/Symbian Anna then thats a great news cant wait for that….Nimbuzz has become a very important app for me in day to day life……its become part of life thank you for such a great app….looking forward for the update…….and please please do invest time in QT…….you can use QT Quick or QT QML to port your app seamlessly……try please…..

  6. @ Harry Ballack
    What exactly does not work ? What exactly is your issue ? Could you tell us which device, 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 ?
    Regards.

  7. your app. is nice. but it will be the best if there is chat rooooms.
    i think you will add this feature if you really care about your members.
    tell me if i am wrong?!!!

  8. @ saeed
    Thanks for your request, but due to technical reasons we do not support chatrooms for Android.
    We do not have certain plans to implement them in the near future.
    Regards.

  9. @ Ali Al Jubaily
    The chatroom feature is just available on Nimbuzz Mobile for Symbian and Java devices.
    Due to shifting priorities we don’t have any plans on the short or mid term on other platforms.
    We will review the possibilities this year but for now there are no plans.
    Regards.

  10. It looks really like whatsapp. By the way, I am wondering why lastest Nimbuzz for Symbian only can transfer multimedia files now. If my memory is correct, it can transfer any kind of files before.

  11. @nimbuzz4android
    We just support send and receive multimedia files, is not possible to send other type of files like .pdf or.doc
    Cheers,

  12. @qusay
    Which exact error message do you get when trying to register your MSN account on Nimbuzz?
    Have you double checked that you are entering the correct credentials? Is your password longer than 17characters?
    Let us know!
    @arindam paul
    We do not support chatrooms on Android devices, we do not have plans to add them in the near future.
    @Ejaik
    Thanks for your interest, we will cosnider your suggestion.
    Regards

  13. How exactly do push notifications work??
    I often go to menu and exit Nimbuz but have never, ever received a push notification with it closed, only see the chat with it opened.
    And it should work since I’m using the latest nimbuzz on froyo so….
    Care to elaborate a bit more on the feature??
    Thanks.

  14. Dear Nimbuzz,
    Motorola’s “MOTOROKR™ S305 WIRELESS STEREO HEADPHONES” not working on Android Gingerbread… please HELP!
    Thanks,

  15. @martin
    To enable push notifications go to: Settings->Notifications-> Enable.
    For that you need to have your google account registered as well.
    @jon
    Thanks for informing us, does the audio work when using the device while on a Nimbuzz call?
    Let us know

  16. @zzzbm
    As mentioned previously we do not have plans to implement them on other platforms.
    Regards

  17. The push notifications have STOPPED working on version 2.0.8 for android . My phone is samsung galaxy fit S-5670 running android 2.2 . Have tried everything from readding my accounts to reinstalling the app and contacting your customer support via the app and email both no reply :-\ Pls help.

  18. @Savar suri
    To enable Push notifications on Android devices you should have previously have your Google account registered on your device, did you check that?
    Also did you enable this feature on Notifications settings?
    Regards

  19. @Ali
    Thanks for your suggestion, we will consider it to implement it in future improvements.
    Regards

  20. @setareh
    Which issue do you face? Is your Nimbuzz avatar not showing?
    In which country are you located?
    Let us know

  21. Hi, while making SIP call if I chat and come back to the dailing screen it does not allow to disconnect the call. Dialer screen becomes normal (as before making a call) & no call in progress is shown. I am using Nimbuzz version 3.2.0 rev 4573 on E71 through WLAN/3G in Saudi

  22. hi, i use galaxy tab with android 2.2 version and nimbuzz version 2.0.8 and i have google account active on my tab, i have problem with nimbuzz push notification sametime work and sametime not the massage when its not working ” nimbuzz push notification is temporary not available”. any body can tell me how to solve this problem please

  23. I was using this software with Symbian OS because chat rooms but now there is no chat rooms with Android OS so sad about that I hope to include chat rooms with Android app soon I read some of your comments and I think there is no plans to implement chat rooms with Android I guess you will lose a lot of users it was a good feature and most of users at Egypt use chat rooms only :) so I hope to find an other software with chat rooms.

  24. hi, i use galaxy tab with android 2.2 version and nimbuzz version 2.0.8 and i have google account active on my tab, i have problem with nimbuzz push notification sametime work and sametime not the massage when its not working ” nimbuzz push notification is temporary not available”. any body can tell me how to solve this problem please

  25. “To enable push notifications go to: Settings->Notifications-> Enable.”
    But its not specified what should be enabled?
    I use latest version of nimbuzz
    In settings there is nothing called “push notification”
    By the way I get the push notification but I appear offline when I exit nimbuzz,still if my friends im me I’ll get notified..i wanna appear online when I exit nimbuzz as specified in the update,pls help me out.

  26. @Ahmed
    We do not support Chatrooms on Android devices.
    We do not have plans to implement them in the near future.
    Regards

  27. @jelson
    Once you select Notifications, you have the option to enable it just tap on it.
    The push notification will show you as “pushable” not as online, but your contacts will be able to recah you this way.
    Regards

  28. @don
    When does this error message exactly appear?
    Do you have connection when this happen?
    Since when do you face this issue?
    Let us know

  29. @queralt escrich
    Thanks for your response.
    Why “Nimbuzz Ping” does not work for me? It says “Unavailable” or “Nimbuzz Ping is not available for your operator”. When push notifications will be available for symbian version?
    I use Nokia E71, Nimbuzz version 3.2.0 rev 4573, Telecom operator “Mobily” in Saudi.

  30. Hello,

    I’ve playing for sometime with Nimbuzz and though I like it I have got a few problems.
    Phone : Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc
    Android : 2.3.3
    Nimbuzz : 2.0.8
    Network : NTT Docomo in Japan

    I have enabled the push notifications and my gmail account is sync with my device.
    When nimbuzz is exited on the phone, then messages sent from Nimbuzz Mac (another account) to my phone trigger the notifications Nimbuzz turns up all right.

    However, if Nimbuzz is left to run in the background, it appears to be online, but in fact somehow loose the connection. When a message is sent from the mac, one green check appears (on Nimbuzz Mac), but the message never makes it to the phone. However, if I fore Nimbuss to reconnect (by looking at someone profile per ex), then the messages eventually get delivered.

    Any suggestions ?
    That realy block me from using Nimbuzz on a regular basis.

    Thanks

  31. @Ulysse
    thanks for your comment and info, we will try to reproduce the issue and find a xolution for it.
    Cheers

  32. @henk
    We do not provide all the features on all platforms due to technical limitations or different priorities on development.
    thanks for your comment we will take it into account when developing new features.
    Regards

  33. i am on v2.0.8 and observed that “last seen” feature is not working. i cant see date and time. any help?

  34. @Arpith
    Thanks for reporting, could you let us know since when do you face this issue?
    What does make you think this does not work?
    Regards

  35. @aman
    Chatrooms are available on Nimbuzz Mobile on Symbian and Java devices, we do not have plans to implement them in the near future in other platforms.
    Regards

  36. @Queralt
    its not working since I installed it on my phone..it doesn’t even show last seen date and time on the top ..I installed nimbuzz just for this feature..thought to make it my default messenger.but now m rethinking bout it..

  37. @ummulabeeb
    Due to current technical limitations we do not support VOIP calling on Blackberry and MIDP based devices like yours.
    Regards

  38. hola me gustaria saber si es necesario estar conectado a internet a travez de un plan o una red wifi. porque unos amigos me presumieron tener nimbuzz en su BLACKBERRY Y QUE PUEDEN chatear a traves de faceboock sin estar conectados a internet por medio de wifi o plan de internet, que toman la señal satelital incluso en carreteras. y ya lei mucho y no veo esa caracteristica en mi LG P970h con androi

  39. @danielag
    We recommend you to write in English in our Blog so all users/readers can understand your question.
    If you want your query to be answered in Spanish, we recommend you to post your comments on Espana.blog.nimbuzz.com or Argentina.blog.nimbuzz.com
    Regarding your question: It is required to have internet connection to use Nimbuzz, if not the application will not work.

    Cheers

  40. @malvin
    thanks for your interest, we do not support Chatrooms on android devices, and we currently do not have plans to implement them in the near future.
    Regards

  41. @cupi
    Thanks for your suggestion, we currently do not have plans to add this feature on Android devices.
    Cheers

  42. I need video call in Nimbuzz and that too on normal 2G network if i have 3G then i would have gone for the video calling directly from phone itself correct so it should be also for 2G/3G/4G & higher ones but basic should start from 2G.

    By the way i love Nimbuzz its the best messenger i have used i had tried many messengers and among all of them i liked no no no loved Nimbuzz. Its like a buddy next to u just a hand away…

    Thank you for giving us such a good application.

  43. @Shahabaz – Thanks for your suggestion and feedback. Video Calling is currently supported only on Nimbuzz PC version 2.2.1 and iPhone 2.4. It is on our roadmap, to provide this feature to other platforms as well, but unfortunately we cannot provide you with a fix date for it to be implemented. We will announce it as soon as it is available. Stay tuned to our Blog http://www.blog.nimbuzz.com for more related news.

  44. @irfan – Thanks for your feedback. We will consider this to be implemented in our future release. Thanks!!

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