[UPDATED] Yahoo’s Messenger in FaceBook – Official
Earlier I wrote about how Google is getting addicted to Twitter. Now Yahoo getting addicted to FaceBook. Yahoo officially releases a facebook application to access yahoo messenger in facebook.
To add a Pingbox to your page, visit the Yahoo! Messenger Pingbox application page on Facebook. The same customization tools are available in the Facebook version, so you can personalize your online and offline greeting, choose from dozens of designs, and if you wish, require your visitors to give themselves a nickname before they can IM you.
With the Pingbox app, your friends can IM you from your profile page even when you’re not on Facebook.
Earlier this week I wrote about how to add Yahoo Messenger to your Facebook profile. It’ll enable the profile visitors to chat with you via yahoo messenger, even though they are not signed into Yahoo Messenger.
People have complained yahoo that they are always shown as offline even when they are online. This is because your Yahoo! network presence being set to show you as offline.
To fix it, be sure you’re logged into the Yahoo! network (e.g. you see your name up at the top of a Yahoo! page) and then click the link below. Hitting that link will toggle your online presence back to “on”. Your Pingbox will then show you as being available when you’re online in Yahoo! Messenger. Note that you’ll only show as online in your Pingbox when you’re signed into Yahoo! Messenger 9.0, Yahoo! Messenger for Mac, or Yahoo! Messenegr for the Web. Signing in on a mobile device or to IM in Yahoo! Mail will not show you as available on your Pingbox.
IMPORTANT: Changing your Yahoo! network presence to online also means that you will be shown as online within other Yahoo! sites such as Yahoo! Groups, message boards etc. – anywhere the online presence indicator ( / ) appears within different Yahoo! products.
Note: After you click the above link, you’ll be taken to a blank, white page. That is by design. You won’t see any visual confirmation of the change.