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Mixi Message: Mixi Rolls Out Chat Function (You Read That Right) [Social Networks]

What I have always found extremely weird about Mixi was that Japan’s biggest home-grown social networking site never offered a decent chat function. For years and years, they never seemed to care.

But it seems that the meteoric rise of Facebook and chat appĀ LINE in Japan has put so much pressure on Mixi that the company finally took action and rolled out “Mixi Message” today.

Mixi itself calls it a “real-time communication” function, as messaging between friends has always been possible on the site.

Mixi Message is in trial mode and currently available on Mixi Touch, the service’s smartphone browser version, only:

Mobage operator DeNA has started a chatting service called “comm” last week.

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