We have some big news! An Instant Messenger (IM) upgrade! One of the most requested features in MiGente. The new IM is powered by Meebo. This is still a work in progress, we are launching in Beta so please bear with us as we optimize your experience.
What to expect?
*Similar functionality as before with additional features.
*IM while you browse. The new communication bar will live on the bottom of your browser.
*Talk to friends from other networks (aim, facebook, myspace, etc).
*Share content and images with your friends through email, facebook, yahoo and twitter.
Here's a preview:
Here are a few questions you may ask us:
Question: Do you still have the privacy settings choices as you did with the previous functionality?
Answer: Yes, you still can select if you want everyone or only friends to IM you and you can always sign off IM.
Question: Can I still IM members by clicking on the icon next to a member's name?
Answer: Yes, this functionality still exists, when you click on the icon a box will pop up from the communication bar at the bottom of your screen.
Question: I see other members online but when I send an IM the member does not reply
Answer: Often this is because the member has logged onto the site, but may not be sitting in front of their computer.
Question: I keep getting disconnected from IM
Answer: Sometimes you may be disconnected from IM, and when trying to reconnect you may be prompted to login again, please submit a report in the help section if this is the case.
Question: I can't see all my friends in my buddy list, how can I tell if they are online or not?
Answer: Currently there is a limit of friends that you can see online. You can always go to your "My Friends" page and see who is online.
Question: The IM bar doesn’t show.
Answer: For your privacy the bar doesn’t display on your Personal Info Page. We removed the bar from certain areas to help keep your privacy and optimize load time.
If the IM Bar is not showing in non-form driven areas of the site please submit a report in the help section
We hope you are as excited about these changes as we are. As always keep your suggestions coming. We are listening!