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Nokia Updates Beta Chat App | Now Faster With Added Features

November 26, 2013 1 Comment

Nokia has updated there Nokia Chat Beta app powered by Yahoo! Messenger. Nokia has squashed a few bugs and added new features like offline mode.

Changelog: Beta v1.3 now available (November 25, 2013)

The Nokia Chat 1.3 beta release includes a number of bug fixes and following enhancements!

  • Faster Startup – When you start Nokia Chat from a pinned tile or the app list, you’ll immediately see your contacts list and have access to past messages, while we simultaneously update both in the background after a network connection has been established.   Previously, you had to wait for these updates to complete before being able to use Chat.
  • Improved Performance and Responsiveness – Your contacts list and conversation threads will now load faster, and scrolling through both will be much quicker.
  • Offline Mode – Starting Nokia Chat without a data connection?  No problem!  With our new offline mode, you’ll be able to read past messages and see a cached copy of your contacts list.  If your data connection returns while you’re inside Chat, simply tap the connect button: we’ll re-enable message sending, retrieve new messages, and update your contacts list.


  • Person to Person Messaging: Reach millions of Nokia Chat and Yahoo! Messenger users across different mobile and computer platforms.
  • Push Notifications and Live Tile Updates: Receive new message notifications, preview new messages, and see how many notifications you’ve received – even when Nokia Chat isn’t running.
  • Share a Place: Send information about a restaurant, store, or other point of interest.  If the recipient is also using a Lumia, they’ll see details, directions, and reviews inside the HERE Maps app.
  • Broadcast Your Location: Optionally include your city or neighborhood in your status message, so your friends and family know when you’re near or faraway.
  • Find Contacts: Scan your phone’s address book to find friends and family who already use Nokia Chat and Yahoo! Messenger.

Using a Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone 8?
Take advantage of these additional features:

  • Speak Your Message: Compose a message by pressing speak, and what you say will be translated into text.
  • Voice Commands: Start Nokia Chat by long-pressing the Windows key and saying “Chat with” and the name of an existing contact: for example, “Chat with John”.
  • Lock Screen Notifications: See how many Nokia Chat notifications you have on your lock screen.   Start the built-in Settings app and select “lock screen” to begin.


Free to Download ( Windows Phone 8 )

App Info:
Message your friends, family, and millions of other Nokia Chat and Yahoo! Messenger users.  It’s simple, and works using Wi-Fi or mobile data.

Connect with Nokia Chat friends who use Lumia, Asha, S40, and Symbian devices, and those using Yahoo! Messenger on other mobile devices and platforms.  Our cross-platform support lets you reach millions of people across a wide range of mobile devices and computers!

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  • Ren

    It’s great that they made it a lot faster. I practice ukrainian conversation skype at Preply and sometimes we use this app to chat so it’s gonna make a significant difference for me.

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