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Yahoo Messenger Status Message Is Now Limited To 40 Characters?

Well, that is what I observed recently. I can’t add a a status message that is longer than 40 characters. So, what happened? Is it intentional?

I don’t know. I tried searching the Yahoo! Messenger Help but I can’t find a page stating that they intentionally set the limit to 40 characters. So, if this is not intentional, this could be a bug, or someone just hacked into Yahoo! systems and set the limit to 40 characters?

I already saw people asking about this on Yahoo! Answers and no one got an official answer from Yahoo! yet.

Let’s just wait and see.

Update (October 5, 2007) : This problem is fixed now. Simply restart your Yahoo Messenger and everything should go back to normal.

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Marhgil Macuha

Marhgil Macuha is a Computer Engineering graduate of Batangas State University. He is currently a Senior Solutions Developer at a Canadian IT company.


  1. That’s another reason I’m going to dump YM for good! hmmmpp!!! nawala pa pati links ko sa mga blog posts! waaaaaa!

  2. I’d assume for the matter of a buffer overflow or code injection exploit.

  3. hay, that made me lost a days traffic to my blog. when my friends click on the link (ym status) they get a page error loading ek ek. kainez!

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