How to use IM on your Kindle

A few days ago an user over at MobileRead discovered how to use IM on the Kindle. I put this in the "why bother" category (IM works better on a smartphone), but the idea is kinda interesting.

It turns out that the IM web app Meebo has a mobile site, and the mobile site works on the Kindle. I took a screenshot, and it's on the left. Yes, I know it's blank. I don't use IM so I don't have anything to put there.

Update: Meebo has been acquired by Google, and its services have been shut off.

If you want to do it then first go to the Meebo and set up an account. Also, tie in any existing IM accounts. You should do this on your computer, not the Kindle; it will go a lot faster. After you do that, get your Kindle online and go to Login, logout, and then login again. (For some reason the first login never works.)

I'm told this won't work with the KDX, but it has been tested on the K3.

Meebo via MobileRead

About Nate Hoffelder (11473 Articles)
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

3 Comments on How to use IM on your Kindle

  1. Worked for me, and I just signed into my AIM account without having to sign up for meebo. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Awesome.

  3. Thanks alot I really appreciate it its articles like this that keep me from going insane 🙂 You dont know how happy this made me and yes it worked !

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