Update - 7/16/09: New Features Now Available, read more here.

Since unveiling the All-New 3D Chat, the team has continued working hard to build more new features and functionality to respond to your feedback.  In fact, many of the features you’ve asked for are nearly complete.

Coming very soon:

Shopping
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Actions: New product actions, or triggers, within the Shop mode will give you the ability to try animations before making a purchase (see screenshot below). You’ll notice that the action words are color coded to match the frame around the related product.

- Undo: Undo, or revert back to, the last item or outfit you had on. Easily remove a product or outfit that you’ve tried on (see screenshot above).
- Carousel: Currently, the shopping carousel at the bottom of the dress up area of Shop mode shows a history of everything you try on in 3D Chat. Going forward, it will only    show what your avatar has on, to make it easier to find what you are trying on.
- Credits mode: Easily add credits to your cart to purchase right from within 3D Chat. Or use your saved credit card info to instantly refill your credit balance with a single click (see screenshot below).

Friends
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Finding Friends:  Search by avatar name in the search box in the Find People mode to easily find your friends.
- Adding Friends: A new button in the Find People mode (see screenshot below) allows you to make new friends more easily. Within the Friends window, you will be able to enter an avatar name and send a Friend Request. 

Chat Invites
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Added messaging to confirm when your chat invitation is sent, so you aren’t left guessing.
- When you invite someone to chat from your room, you will stay in your room (rather than ending up in the person’s room that you invited).

Inbox
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Missed Chats: A new tab within the Inbox mode allows you to find missed chat invitations.

Favorite Rooms
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Many of you have asked where your Favorite Chat Rooms have gone. When you downloaded the latest version of IMVU, your favorites were not carried over. You can still find your favorites by temporarily reverting to the old 3D Chat experience, going to the Friends window, and under the Settings menu, un-check “Use New UI”. Once you change that setting, logout, and restart IMVU.  Take note of your favorite rooms, and then follow the same steps above to get back to the new version by checking “Use New UI” and once again restarting IMVU. Once you are back in the new 3D Chat, you can add these rooms to your favorites by going to the Chat Rooms mode, searching for the room, and then clicking the Info button for the room. You’ll notice the link to add the room to your favorites beneath the room image.

The good news is that now Recently Visited and Favorite Chat Rooms will always be saved when you download more recent versions.

Decorate Room vs. My Room
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“Decorate Room” will be renamed to “My Room” to reduce confusion. You’ll still use the My Room mode when you want to edit your room.

But that’s not all! Expect the following features in the near future:

Shopping
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Wishlist: Add items to your wishlist from within the new 3D Chat.
- Outfit Management:  Create an entire look, purchase it, and save it as an outfit; all in one easy step.

Friends Window
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The Friends window will be integrated into the main 3D Chat window, so you’ll only need to manage one IMVU window.
- The Home Screen will show when your friends are online, where they are, and if they are in a Chat Room.

Chat Now
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Better matching with other users based on your specified preferences.

We hope you are as excited as we are as we continue to enhance and fine tune the All-New 3D Chat experience!

Best,
Jami
Sr. Community Manager

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75 thoughts on “New Features Coming Soon!

  1. I fel that you guys should have more ways to get free credits easily and also clearly explain the rules to the offers because i have done offers and have not been payed that cause ppl to leave imvu for good. i feel if you us more freedom ppl would be more willing to go into there pockets and give yall money until these changes are made ppl will keep leaving oh and btw i hear tha a site similarly to imvu is in the makes i would be very careful .

  2. I do agree with having more ways to get free credits yes, but also the game wouldnt be very fun if there was alot of freedom.. i think its great how you have to buy them and stuff :)
    Just another easier way to get extra would be nice.

  3. My top request is an undo feature for when you click the wrong pose…. SO frustrating when you NEARLY got the right pose and click one that sends you off somewhere totally different

  4. You need to make it where you go dress it will carry over to the chat that you get invited to..I have change my avatars clothes and then when into a chat and had the clothes on that I had before I changed…Not the new clothes I just put on…Why is this???

  5. so far I like what I have seen.there are a few suggestion I would like to make.
    1.how about a search bar for our inventory.as some of us have rather large inventory.
    2.or a or a icon in the inventory for saved outfits
    3.this next one I don’t know if it can be done but a way to let us organise our own inventory to suit us.
    I hope my ideas are understandable to you if not I would gladly explain.But as I said for most part I do like the changes just some helpful ideas I hope.
    Thank You
    Lydia

  6. great to hear about all the new features comming soon to help us enjoy our chat and other activity here keep up the good work and so we will also as creators of new world products -smiles-
    oh by the way is there going be a topic on the IMVU new tv series called Private i have already seen the preview of it and wait to see more ..oh note i did not see anything showing IMVU during the show or anything said about it ..would be nice to see during the show ..

  7. I use to like being able to pick out things and save my outfits so that way I could buy them later….now when i can’t afford to get IMVU stuff I really don’t even feel like being on it. Please bring back the *saveOutfit for trying on the clothes! Thankyou

  8. @k3k3dab3ast816,

    I suggest you uninstall IMVU and then reinstall the latest version again. I’ve had others indicate that this worked for them.

    Please let me know if it does not help.

    Thanks!
    jami

  9. Will there be a way to access backdrop scenes now, without the Friends window? The new versions don’t have access to backdrops–scenes or DOC effects–within the window, and I have to apply them from the Friends list. They aren’t listed under Furniture OR scenes. Please fix this. I have used many credits on backdrops and DOC effects, and the fact that they aren’t even available in the window concerns me.

  10. Well it’s been two years that I’ve been waiting for a Mac version of the 3D Chat that supposedly has been “underway”. I am tired of the false hope we Mac users keep receiving from this site. If you guys aren’t making a version for Mac, then please officially state so on your website. Honestly, it’s getting annoying.

  11. In my inventory, I’m missing a few rooms that I had a yr? It’s no longer there anymore..is there a way of me getting in back? please advise.

  12. I think that it would be a grate help if IMVU.Could make it so that public room had co owners who had the power to boot,so that the owner didn’t have to be on 24/7 to make sure that no one is causing any problem in their rooms for others.

  13. couple of questions for imvu……. WHERE CAN I GET THE OLDER VERSION (PREVIOS TO THIS NEW VERSION ) COS THIS NEW ONE ACTUALY STOPS THE ABILITY TO CHAT TO MY FREINDS…… SINCE YOUVE REMOVED THE INVITE BUTTON.. GASP.. INSANITY……… ASLO.. YOU REMOVED UI SKINS TAB, WHERE ALOT OF MY DEV MUSIC WAS LOADED TOO, WHICH I PAID YOU MONEY TO USE NOW YOU TAKE AWAY THAT ABILITY TOO TO PLAY WHAT IVE PAID YOU FOR…

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