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Build 87 – Winter Wonderland!

We just pushed out Build 87 (r29817) to all users with lots of bug fixes and enhancements. As always, you can read the entire list of enhancements on our Change Log. Notable changes include:

  • Facebook Notifications: We’ve added support for Facebook Notifications including popup alerts for new notifications and the ability to view the full list of notifications within the Facebook newsfeed
  • New Ad Options: You can now change the placement of the ads inside the IM window (top/bottom/left/right) and you can also disable Flash ads if they cause performance issues or the animation is bothersome (Preferences > Conversations)
  • New Load Balancers: We redesigned the server load balancers to better distribute logins during mass reconnects so we can scale more efficiently for our growing user base
  • Crash Fixes: We took some time to hunt down and fix some of the most common crash causing bugs

You’ve nominated us in three categories of the About.com 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards. Thank you! Please show your support by voting for Digsby in each category here:

We are currently wrapping up a major protocol upgrade for Windows Live Messenger (MSN) accounts and it will go live within the next 1-2 releases. The MSN servers we connect to have been flaky for the past few weeks. We are working on upgrading the version of the MSN protocol we use to connect to a new set of servers they have, which should be much more stable. This upgrade will fix most of the commonly reported issues with login, buddy list management, message delivery, and file transfers.

If you run into any bugs please use “Help > Send Bug Report” in the main menu to submit a diagnostic log or email us at bugs@digsby.com. We’ll keep pushing to make Digsby even better and greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word!

  • Windows Live Messenger / MSN seems to disconnect at least once every 10-20 minutes; is this a known issue that the protocol upgrade will fix?

  • Digsby

    Yes, it definitely should improve the overall reliability of MSN (connection, message delivery, etc.)

  • dtieml

    Can you finally add the option to have only FB Notifications, without the News Feed? And also make it automatically refreshed and with a pop-up just like e-mail.

  • Yes, you can customize your notifications via Tools > Preferences > Notifications like this - http://imgur.com/5UuWN . Does this help?

  • I went from this program, tried other similar programs, but I always returned because it is somehow the best. Especially on Linux

  • Thanks! We're working on Mac/Linux :)

  • xenogew

    If you want me to vote for you, I mention that you may have a hard work because I want you to develop in mobile platform such as Android, iOS, Blackberry. That you not have this feature but your rival "Nimbuzz" have it.

  • Guest

    I really like the new ad options and have been supporting digsby via this method for a few weeks now, but I am still getting animated ads even though i checked do not show flash ads. What's up with that? It's really annoying, please fix this.

  • We block the ads that use flash for animation. Click Help > Submit Bug Report the next time you see one and we'll see if flash got through for some reason.

  • Darek

    I voted for you in all 3 categories, but after few years of waiting for implementation of gadugadu or at least Easter European diacritics I decided today to say goodbye. I will probably move to Palringo, it is ugly as hell, but it has all of Digsby's features plus these two mentioned above. Sorry, guys.

  • Shay Molho

    At last facebook notifications :-) thank you

  • Glad you like them! Happy to get them out too!

  • Keep it up guys... Digsby is great...
    Love it.. Hope the Linux version will be up faster...

  • Love Digsby... soo much...
    cant wait for the Linux version...
    It would be a great achievement if Digsby become the main iM for Gnome.

  • Keep up the great work! :)

    Funny, my chat window has an ad for Digsby...

  • Keep up the great work! :)

    Funny, my chat window has an ad for Digsby...

  • Digsby for android! do it!

  • PCG

    Unfortunately, I've decided not to use Digsby anymore, until it gets an MSN protocol upgrade. It's simply annoying to get disconnected every time I try to send a file to someone. I look forward for the next release. Keep up the good work, fellas. :)

  • Thanks. We're working as hard as we can to get this out and get you back. :)

  • great app
    good job
    i love Digsby

  • Thank you!

  • nowadventuring

    Is there any way you could give us an option to receive notifications for pokes/nudges/messages/friends requests on Facebook without receiving notifications for news feed times?

  • You can customize your notifications for to not include the Facebook Newsfeed but still have them for alerts and notifications. Click Tools > Preferences > Notifications http://imgur.com/MjH9X . Does this help?

  • nowadventuring

    Oh, very good! Thank you very much for the assistance!

  • Happy to help! :)

  • Colin V

    Will nudge function be included in the MSN update?

  • Sometimes when a new ad cycles in it causes the process to hang on the loading. Anyway we can have just text ads?

  • The IM window hangs and you aren't able to send an IM? Can you submit a bug report the next time this happens so we can get a diagnostic log? Click Help > Submit Bug Report

  • guest

    I need to turn off flashing effect on the taskbar.

  • jonabad

    Hi Digsby folks!
    I just wanted to throw my two cents regarding ads in the conversation window once i'd lived with it for a week.
    I disabled Flash ads but have found that as the images rotate every few minutes, they catch my peripheral vision and make me think i have an IM.
    This doesn't really work for me at work where i keep IM windows open all the time.

    So, i'll be keeping the ads on at home, but i would rather pay you $10 to get rid of them completely.

  • Thank you for the support! And the feedback. We'll keep that in mind.

  • Thanks for the upgrade. You are the best IM software around.

  • SethQ

    So I really like Digsby, and I want to support you guys by keeping the adds active, but I hate them on my chat window. Any chance we can get a "ads in sidebar" option? I'd love it if I could just have a few ads above my email and facebook feeds.

  • Aaron

    Agreed, ads in the chat window make it take up too much space.
    I'd be all for trying ads in the buddy list above the feeds if they were smaller or were text ads that blended in. Those are ads I can live with.

  • Anforce49

    Digsby me parece estupendo pero sólo le falta poder realizar videoconferencia. Será posible algun dia?

  • Made2bali

    besides on the computer I recommend Digsby also be used in Hanphone different brands, because I often mobile, thanks

  • Made2bali

    I am a faithful user of Digsby, I'm online at work but there are some social networks are blocked by admin on the proxy server in my office, like facebook. Up is in block of at 07.00 am until 12:00 pm on the grounds disrupt working hours, fortunately there is Digsby, I was still able to chat, but there are certain parts blocked by admin, namely www.facebook.com, so that the view at Digsby on news feed does not appear (url: www.facebook.com on the block) for facebook chat is not on the block, looked intact on disby and chat can be used directly, I would expect the Digsby could unblock a proxy server admin at my office, so I can more Freedoms communicate with the outside world without being blocked by the admin through the proxy, thanks.

  • Hannibal

    what about working at work?

  • Made2bali

    I am a faithful user of Digsby, I'm online at work but there are some social networks are blocked by admin on the proxy server in my office, like facebook. Up is in block of at 07.00 am until 12:00 pm on the grounds disrupt working hours, fortunately there is Digsby, I was still able to chat, but there are certain parts blocked by admin, namely www.facebook.com, so that the view at Digsby on news feed does not appear (url: www.facebook.com on the block) for facebook chat is not on the block, looked intact on disby and chat can be used directly, I would expect the Digsby could unblock a proxy server admin at my office, so I can more Freedoms communicate with the outside world without being blocked by the admin through the proxy, thanks.

  • Made2bali

    Digsby is a mobile phone?

  • since last update, impossible to log in my Linkedin and Myspace acounts, not important but...

  • This may be a temporary issue with their servers. How long has this been happening? Are you getting any type of error?

  • all is working back since few hours... I turned out and turned in digsby and some windows appear to sign in and allow digsby with LinkedIn and Myspace. Thanks, all is working now.

  • I've got the digsby's version b 29817 and since 3 days ago with this error message: "Authentication Error".
    Today I will log in this 2 services directly by the sites web to see if it's working

  • josemazcorro

    Great program continue on with more integration!!!.

    I admired good ideas like this, but I am still waiting to see still more integration, like email history, cell phone messages, twitters en so on... maybe this program can be perfect for everything that simply text is. Like chat, email, messages, and so on... and other program's of services like facebook, google docs, more over working colaboration, fotos sharing en so on... then I will see this between en together with the other services finding his niche market!. A niche people's interest of course!.

  • havoc

    I was really excited. I just learned about Digsby. I go to install it, and after battling through the spyware-like installs, thinking I said no to everything, I still get an IM from a friend thinking I have a virus. "Why?" I ask... apparently you still found it fair to modify my status on my accounts. I gave you no such rights.

    Can you provide a real install? With your program, and without the spyware? If I like you, people will hear from me. The first thing I did after installing was uninstall. Every body that hears from me about digsby will just hear "spyware" until this is fixed.

  • Fernando Merino

    Hi:

    I noticed the last release of Digsby tended to increase in CPU usage when you used it more than 4-5 hours. Has this bug been fixed with this release?

  • We're always working to make Digsby faster. Have you been able to submit a bug report after Digsby has been sluggish?

  • Jazzen

    ""Keep up the good works''''!

  • yohart

    congratulation.....,yes..i luv ..digsby....but your video & audio chat...more slowly and more trouble...than skype...and transfer file more slowly than Teamviewer.....please ...keep effort to develop....

  • pxd

    Is there anyone who experience irresponsiveness after letting Digsby on for sometime? (eg. 15mins) I can hardly navigate any menu/windows/tab and need to force shut. I have tested it on decent systems and they all experience the same issue. Sent in many error reports but none of the patches fixes that, since 2 years ago. Thanks.

  • Anil Gupta1998

    youtube shuld be added in digsby....

  • fdrgnmx

    Hey, will your MSN protocol upgrade support Multiple Locations? I would be great to be logged on my iPhone and on Digsby at the same time!

  • Yes it will. :)

  • Thank you guys, Will be turning the ads back on, to see this new feature. BTW Do the ads generate revenue based on clicks? or just to have them show? Hows that work. My way of donating!

  • Digsby

    Thanks for your support. Banner ads are CPM (cost per 1,000 impressions) so no need to click ads that don't genuinely interest you.

  • seleoo112

    big tanx....

  • Jithinjose2010

    This update is great!

  • Kracken

    Please please please please use text ads don't go for banners or flash ads. I humbly request.

  • Digsby

    You can disable Flash ads in Preferences > Conversations. We'll be adding more options in the future.

  • Can we please have skype support? And i adore u guys great app... Keep it up

  • Bllq21

    What About Digsby In Spanish?

  • Not yet but we'll let you know how you can help!

  • IRC chat please?

  • Rch_black

    What about MAC? You've had the email sign up to be notified forever. Just come out and say you dont support MAC and never will. Dont sit there, capture everyones email addressess and build false hopes. Do it...or dont do it. It's a pretty simple decission.

  • We are going to support Mac. We were working on rounding out the features in the Windows build but bugs and protocol slowed us down. Not that the Windows build is pretty stable, we're shifting focus on Mac/Linux. They are two of our highest priorities for this year.

    Our intention isn't to mislead, there are only so many hours in a day.

  • Raj

    How can I search accounts from the list available. For Ex. I have 200 users online and 300 users off line . How can I search from Digsby ?
    If there is no such option . Is it possible that Digsby might come up with one such.. BTW .. the app is cool..

  • Just make sure the buddy list is in focus and start typing! :) Alternatively you can press Ctrl+F to search as well.

  • thank you for your fantastic product .

    Gracias por su gran producto y trabajo , felizidades

  • :)

  • Kestonrosal17

    i had a previous account and facebook did not recognise it.....wazzup with thaaat!!!!!

  • What do you mean? You got an authentication error when trying to add your Facebook account into Digsby?

  • Imane

    hello......

  • Imanegirl97

    hello

  • hi :)

  • Theoceanman2000

    it's nice to join your group :)

  • :)

  • Ionutz

    thank you for this amazing program!!!
    when we can enjoy this features:
    - send files to invisible yahoo contacts?
    - sign in as invisible?

  • In MSN? That should be in the next update when we roll out our MSN upgrade.

  • Ionutz

    i want to send files from my yahoo account to an invisible yahoo account...

  • Paul

    How about video chat?

  • marialuciana

    come posso cancellare le "chat history" ?

  • Serey

    Когда будет русификация дигсби, или украинизация. Не все знают английский.

  • Mdyaseenferoze

    wi8ng digsby for linux :(

  • Murtaza

    Please create a Digsby Mobile App as well. I have never found all the features that Digsby provides, in any single app.

  • John

    One thing I think it's really missing: Facebook Groups Chat. This is an aspect I am finding myself using more and more - especially with some business-related groups on Facebook. Other than that, excellent work!

  • Thanks! Will definitely add this feature into Digsby once Facebook adds this to their API.

  • Derickbadboy_31

    thiz iz cool totally awesome im glad i found thiz

  • Emmanuel Giftson

    thanks for this new update........ well our dibsby crashes unwantedly for several times.kindly concetrate on fixing it......other than that your product sorry our product rocks.......:)

  • Does Digsby still crash in the latest version? Build 29817. We fixed many of the common reported crashes in this build.

  • Like Mark said above: "Digsby Android App" (That would be pretty dope) and can you PLEASE, PLEASE, PLZ add Skype :-)

    Btw...I've been a loyal user and would love to contribute in some way (maybe redesign you blog?) so let me know!

    - Dustin

  • Would definitely love to add Skype but currently their API require Skype to be open in order to access it. Which sort of defeats the purpose. Once they release an SDK, we'll work on adding support for it.

    Thanks for your support! Do you speak any other languages by chance?

  • skulldeart

    thanks for the new update but unfortunately my avatar still wont appear,no matter how many avatar ive tried to change, it doesnt show to my all my friends point of view. i have sent the bugs report, find post regarding avatar not shown in the forum, reinstall digsby but still no luck huhu...

  • PreyingPhantom

    FACEBOOK HAS A NEW GROUP CHAT AND I CAN'T RECEIVE ANY MESSAGES FROM IT ON DIGSBY :(

  • Once Facebook adds this to their API, we'll definitely work on adding it into Digsby.

  • Sankarasai18

    Awesome guys you always rock... continue your service in linux also...

  • Thanks! Will do!

  • Jens

    How about "Bonjour"/"iChat" support? It's not that difficult (actually I emailed a short bit of python demonstrating its use in a "bug" report), just basically point-to-point xmpp with presence handled through multicast-dns. This is very useful in an office context--you can get your own private chat network without a server.

  • keklar

    When can we expect a Digsby Android app? :)

  • Focused on bringing Digsby to Mac/Linux right now :)

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