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NEW: Nimbuzz for Java with invisible mode, faster login & less data consumption!

June 5th, 2011

We are happy to let you know that a new version of Nimbuzz (1.9.2) is ready for download on your Java enabled mobile phone.

The new version is packed with useful features that will help you manage better your online presence.

Here are the new features:

  • Invisible mode – to appear invisible to your Nimbuzz contacts while you are actually online.
  • New Notifiable icon - for contacts that have the app closed but are available via push notification or Ping.
  • Mandatory phone number verification for chat-rooms
  • Faster login
  • Less data consumption We expect that on average you will consume 50% less data, and depending on how you use Nimbuzz, this could get save you anamazing 70% in data used.

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

The Notifiable icon is the one with a check mark in the middle stands for Notifiable and it is used only for Nimbuzz contacts that closed Nimbuzz app but can still receive push (on the iPhone) or Ping notifications (on the Java and Symbian phones).

To improve your chatting experience we made it mandatory for everybody to have a verified phone number in order to access the chat rooms. This way we can restrict access to anyone who floods or post inappropriate content.

We also fixed the connectivity issues you have reported and the bugs you found.

If you have any suggestions or want to report any issue you might find in the new version please let us know.

We’ll be back! Nimbuzz USA Blog

February 28th, 2011

All Nimbuzz USA followers!

This is a special announcement letting you know that the Nimbuzz USA blog will be put on hold for a few days. Why?

The reason is that I (Daniel Torres) will be taking on new challenges, and won’t be able to update the blog any longer. :( But no worries!

The Nimbuzz USA blog will be back soon with all the exciting news and updates about new apps, new mobile technology, and of course, about Nimbuzz! :) So stay tuned!

If you have any comments, issues, or questions please do not hesitate to contact the main blog or you can also reach us out on Twitter and Facebook.

This is a great opportunity to thank all of you who have followed us during the past year and a half, helping us improve our product and content.

Expect lots more to come!

Happy New Year! See you in 2011!

December 29th, 2010

Dear Nimbuzzers,

We hope you will have an awesome 2011 with many, many, many achievements!

We wanted to let you know that we are taking a few days off so  from the 27th December, 2010 to the 3rd of January, 2011 it will be pretty quiet on the blog :P .

No worries we will make sure to address all your comments and answer all your questions when we are back.

Happy Holidays everyone and a Happy New Year!

P.S.: Check out our NimbuzzOut promotion here, so you can start the New Year close to your family even if they are miles away ;) .

20% extra free calling credits on NimbuzzOut #happy2011

December 22nd, 2010

2011 it’s almost here and as every year, we want to be closer to our family and friends no matter where they are!

To celebrate the start of the New Year and to help you connect with your loved ones we are giving you 20% Extra NimbuzzOut credits for every time you purchase NimbuzzOut credits, until January 31, 2011.

We hope that this way you will be able to:

  • spend more time catching up with your friends and see what their party plans are;)
  • reassuring your mom and dad you are ok  (parents always need to be super sure about that :D )
  • or even call abroad and make sure your hotel reservation is booked

And all this via NimbuzzOut calling which is the cheapest and most convenient way to call mobile phone numbers and landlines anywhere in the world.

How to get your 20% extra credit?


Save your files

December 17th, 2010

Hello everyone,

we have an important announcement regarding the files you have stored on your Nimbuzz inbox.

As of January 1st 2011, all received files in your inbox older than 6 months will be deleted. Since more than 80.000 users join every day, we need a lot of room to save files for everyone.

How to keep your files?

  • Save them on your mobile phone
  • Save them on your computer via the PC, Mac or Web

How to download your files?


Maintenance mode: December 16

December 15th, 2010

Hey everyone, quick update!

Tomorrow, 16 December 2010, at 12:00 CET we have scheduled another hour to upgrade the system. This means that there will be short period of downtime.

Please note that even though we might be offline for just a couple of minutes, you could still experience some hiccups with the Nimbuzz services throughout the week. Don’t panic, we’re on to it!

Since more than 80,000 new users join Nimbuzz every day we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the stability of our systems and make your experience super smooth ;) .

Thanks a lot for your patience,

The Nimbuzz team

What the Skype/Nimbuzz Breakup Means To You

October 25th, 2010

Nimbuzz Skype Switch Off

Yes, it’s true. Skype will no longer be accessible via Nimbuzz starting October 31, 2010. Why? Skype asked us to remove support for their service.

In 2008 we started working on creating a free mobile communications service for the way you live in the online and mobile world, today and in the future. A service used by everyone, no matter what handset, where they were located, or how they wanted to communicate. All your friends in one place, combined with free mobile calls, chat/IM or SMS/texting.

Read on for more on Skype’s decision.


Win an iPhone 4! Take the Nimbuzz survey.

September 30th, 2010


Take the Nimbuzz survey and WIN an iPhone 4!

Last year we gave you the opportunity to win an iPhone 3GS. Now we are back with an even bigger prize, not one but five brand new iPhone 4 mobile phones.

To participate you need to complete our 15 minute (max) survey about Nimbuzz. The survey will help us improve Nimbuzz and hopefully make your life easier :) .

5 lucky winners will be chosen at random and contacted during the week of October 18th. They will also be announced on the official Nimbuzz blog! The iPhone4s will be unlocked so you can use them wherever you like :)

The survey is open to all Nimbuzz users so you can  invite all your Nimbuzz friends and family as well. The survey closes on October 17th, 2010, so hurry before it’s too late.

Please note that if you fill in the survey twice you will be disqualified from winning an iPhone 4.


Feel free to check out the lucky winner of our previous survey. This time it could be you.

Thanks in advance for all your help, and good luck!

Demand More from Your Mobile Phone: Part IV #moremobile

September 24th, 2010

Nimbuzz Demand More Mobile

Last week in our Demand More from your Mobile Phone blog series, we talked about how Nimbuzz transforms your mobile into a messaging machine by allowing you to send unlimited text messages or SMS to your Nimbuzz friends for free and escape those pesky operator charges.

That’s a lot of pennies saved considering the 4.1 billion, yes billion!, messages sent every day in the first half of 2009 in the U.S. alone.

Believe it or not, it gets even better! In addition to texting/SMS, you can push your mobile messaging abilities even further on Nimbuzz with instant messaging and chat conversations. Also for free!


Demand More from Your Mobile Phone: Part III #moremobile

September 17th, 2010

Demand more

We’re back — between our last Demand More from your Mobile Phone post and our Teens in Tech Conference, we had some time to think about what other things you can do with your “must have” mobile.

Our conclusion? There are so many different ways to communicate. Everyone is different and everyone has different preferences on how they communicate, even with different groups of people.

It’s pretty obvious that texting is not the same as IM or a phone call. A Facebook message has a different meaning than a text message. An email has a different meaning than a chat message, and a call has a different purpose than a voice message. Having all options in one place for easy management is what we are about.

If last weeks we have discussed about making free calls with Nimbuzz and low cost international calls with NimbuzzOut, today it’s all about messaging.