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LiveJournal's new notifications system [Sep. 5th, 2006|03:02 pm]
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Today we launched LiveJournal's new notifications system to Paid members.  The notifications system will soon be launching to all LJ users, but we wanted to give Paid account holders a chance to use it early.  (Permanent account holders already have been using it in a sneak preview, so you can hit them up for pointers!)

With the new system, you can set up notifications for all types of things including when someone adds you as a friend.  Go to the Manage Settings page to set your preferences.  Also look for the icon in profile pages and journals to track updates and changes.  Just check in to your Message Center to keep up to date on the LJ activity that's most important to you.

Paid and Permanent account holders have the most subscriptions available and also have the extra options to get notified when a user uploads a new userpic and when users add new comments to individual comment threads.  We'll also be expanding the types of subscriptions that are available only to Paid users over the coming months.  Visit the FAQ to find out the different limits and options for each account level.

Please feel free to spread the word to other Paid account holders you know.  The engineers are still working out bugs in this complex system, but if you find something you think we should know about please leave your feedback on this post in lj_releases.

[User Picture]From: channonyarrow
2006-09-05 11:11 pm (UTC)
I'm going to set up mobile alerts with my Yahoo for that one! I simply must know when someone puts up a new userpic!

That said, though, this release is the first one in a LONG time where I haven't wanted to reach into someone's throat and tear out their spleen - probably because it doesn't replace something that worked better.
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[User Picture]From: burr86
2006-09-05 11:12 pm (UTC)
Hold tight! We're going to be adding SMS capabilities soon, so you can get notifications straight to your mobile. :)
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[User Picture]From: hinoai
2006-09-06 12:09 am (UTC)
This will be worldwide, right? I hate to think that yet another feature will be unavailable to us international users who pay the same as American users and yet still can't use the features (like voice posting, STILL no Japanese numbers).
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[User Picture]From: burr86
2006-09-06 08:30 am (UTC)
I honestly have no idea -- I don't know the details of what it requires for us to be able to provide SMS services, so I'm not sure whether it's US providers or a generic worldwide thing. Sorry I can't be of more help with this. :-/
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