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Last Build Date: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:35:56 GMT


LiveJournal app for iOS

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:35:56 GMT

Hi all, it's been a while...

We have released new LiveJournal app for iOS. It's available for free (for devices on iOS 8 and higher).


This is a totally new mobile app - modern, convenient and of high standard for iOS apps. Explore LJ without even having to log in or register - all you need is download the app. Unique tree-structured comments system allows you to keep track of all important discussions. And it's fast, too! Publishing your posts, downloading feed, crossposting to social networks - in a flash. The data is cached, which means no connection break will prevent you from reading entries and comments once they've been downloaded. And while you're offline, you can write and save drafts and post them once the connection is restored.

We would very much appreciate your feedback!

New mobile view, mass comment deletion

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:22:35 GMT

Hi all!

We have 2 new changes to announce today:

Mobile view changes

In order to better accommodate mobile device screens, mobile web browsers will now display journals in LiveJournal's default style, Air. This style is optimized for use on mobile devices, whereas most other styles were designed with the intent of being viewed on a computer's web browser with a much larger screen. This change does not affect how your journal will display when viewed on a computer's web browser; your journal will continue to display using your specified style unless a mobile web browser is viewing your journal.

There is an opt-out available for this feature. Free accounts opting-out of using the Air style for mobile devices will still be able to view their own journal in their selected style. Paid & Permanent accounts opting-out of using the Air style for mobile devices will also allow others viewing their journal on mobile devices to see their journal in their selected style. This settings is available on the Display section of the Settings page, and is listed as "Mobile View".

Mass comment deletion

When deleting a comment from a user in your journal or community, you will now have the option to delete all comments from that user in that post, or to delete all comments that user has ever posted in the journal or community. The menu for this will appear when you delete a comment, and the boxes for mass deletion are not selected by default.

We hope you enjoy the changes, and please let us know if you run into any problems!

New Site Navigation Menu

Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:05:46 GMT

Today, we've launched an updated version of the site navigation menu! The new menu was designed to be less cluttered, making it easier to get to the pages and features used by most people on a daily basis. The remaining settings and management options, such as the edit profile and manage custom friends groups pages, are now accessible through the Settings page.

We're also putting a heavier emphasis on adaptability. The new menu is designed to function well on a variety of different devices, all of which use vastly different screen sizes and resolutions. This will make the site much easier to use from mobile devices, in particular.

The new site navigation menu also replaces the navigation strip, which previously appeared on the latest entries and friends pages. This helps ensure that site navigation remains the same no matter what page you're viewing.

We hope you enjoy the changes, and please let us know if you run into any bugs or problems with the menu.

Note that the updated menu version is only for the redesigned version of the LiveJournal site. If you are using the older version of the site, the menu changes do not apply.

[Edit] Known issues & updates:

  • The old version of the friends page (/friends) is not applying friends filters. This will be fixed in an upcoming release.

  • The option for switching to the old version of the site has moved; it is now available as the last option at

Best comments, related entries update & new captcha

Tue, 16 Jun 2015 18:25:20 GMT

Hi all, we have a few changes to the site to announce today!

Best Comment & other comment page updates

The new Best Comment feature allows you to pick one comment in your entry and highlight it at the top of the comments section. You can use this to highlight any comment on an entry which you find to be especially interesting, funny, useful, or relevant to the discussion.

To select a comment, just click on the green star icon ((image) ) in the hover menu for the comment. Once a comment has been selected, it will appear at the top of the comments section with a "Best" icon ((image) ) and will also appear with this icon in its normal place within the comments section. This feature works in both personal journals and communities, but only the person who posts the entry can select a Best Comment.

Additional changes to the comment page have also been made to update the icon set which appears when hovering over a comment, and the 'link' function has been moved to the timestamp section. Clicking on the date & time of any comment will take you to thread for that comment.

All changes mentioned above only apply to the system commenting scheme; custom comment pages have not been changed.

Related Entries

The Related Entries feature has been updated to permit use of friends only entries. If you post a Friends Only entry and select to include the Related Entries feature, it will display both Friends Only and Public entries. If a Public entry is posted, only Public entries will appear in the module. The Related Entries only shows previews of entries that the viewer has access to see. Please note that Custom security level content will not appear in the module; this is to ensure that the module is consistent for everyone when it is viewed.

Captcha update & bug fixes

We began using a new captcha provider last week (the "prove you are human" tests). Unfortunately, it was causing issues in several cases, most commonly when custom comment pages were being used or when someone attempted to switch to commenting anonymously. These issues should be fixed now, but we encourage anyone still having problems with these to open a support request with as much information on when problems occur as possible.

Related Entries, personalized LJ Maps, and Remember

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:35:05 GMT

Hello everyone! Today, we have 2 new features to talk about as well as an update on the Remember LiveJournal promotion.

Related Entries

The Related Entries feature has been added to the site which allows you to include a preview of your other entries at the bottom of any public post you make. The previews will appear to anyone directly viewing the entry, and you can choose to show up to 9 of your most recent entries, entries using the same tag as the one you are posting, or include specific entry URLs you would like to include. This feature can be used in a variety of ways, such as promoting your other entries, allowing others to quickly find things you've written on the same subject in the past, or as an easy way to link to other chapters of your book. For additional information on how to use this feature, check out the FAQ!


Personalized maps for LJ Maps

LJ Maps has been updated to include the ability for you to have your own personal version of the map which displays only your entries which have been added to the map. You can share this map with others as well, and in the near future we'll be adding embedding support so you can include your map in your profile or an entry to easily show others your places on the map! For additional information on how to use this feature, please see the LJ Maps FAQ.

Remember LiveJournal invite limit increased

Based on feedback, we have increased the daily number of invites that can be sent through the Remember LiveJournal from 2 to 10.

LiveJournal is now accepting payments in Bitcoin!

Fri, 10 Apr 2015 15:09:26 GMT

We have partnered with Coinbase to provide instant and secure payment via Bitcoin to our users! Shop with Bitcoin now and, for a limited time, receive FREE userpics or storage space with any Paid account purchase!

How does it work?

1. Go to the LJ Shop, select any Paid account subscription and add one free gift: 70 more userpics OR an additional 10 GB of storage space. Please note, if you add both 70 more userpics and an additional 10GB of storage space to your cart, only the 70 more userpics will be free.


2. Select "Bitcoin" as your payment method, and click "Checkout". Click on the "Pay with Bitcoin" button. From here, you can choose to pay directly from your Bitcoin wallet by using the generated payment address or by scanning the QR code with your smartphone. Or, if you have a Coinbase account, you can log in and send payment directly.

You can also create your Bitcoin wallet in minutes at

Bitcoin FAQs

What is Bitcoin?
Bitcoin is a digital form of currency. Bitcoin can be transferred instantly and securely between any two people in the world.

Why is LiveJournal accepting Bitcoin?
We've added Bitcoin as a payment option to offer an instant, secure, and completely anonymous payment method. Bitcoin transactions also offer reduced payment processing costs and eliminate chargebacks (fraudulent payment refunds).

How do I obtain Bitcoin?
In order to get Bitcoin you need to create a Bitcoin wallet. You can sign up for a wallet from Coinbase at

Please note, due to government restrictions, this payment option may not be available in your country. You can visit for more information.

For more details on how Bitcoin payments work on LiveJournal, please see

New Feature: delete all comments from a user

Unrelated to our Bitcoin announcement, we also wanted to announce that it is now possible to quickly delete all comments from a specific user in your journal or community.

You can do this by going to the Admin Console and running the command:

delete_comments exampleusername (replacing exampleusername with the username of the person whose comments you would like to delete.)

If you are a community owner or maintainer and want to delete comments from a specific user in your community, the command would be:

delete_comments exampleusername from communityname (again replacing both exampleusername and communityname with the appropriate usernames).

Invite your friends back to LiveJournal!

Thu, 02 Apr 2015 15:29:31 GMT

Do you have LiveJournal friends you'd like to hear from again but who haven't posted for awhile? Do you sometimes feel like your Friends page doesn't have as much content as it could? Well, now you can invite your friends back and get some free paid time added to your account as well!

We are pleased to announce the Remember promotion, which allows currently active LiveJournal users to send an invitation to their friends who haven't been active for awhile. If your friend accepts the invitation, both you and your friend will receive a month of paid time! You can receive up to 6 months paid time if you invite multiple friends, and a special gift will be given to the person who brings the most people back to LiveJournal!

So, how does it work?
All you need to do is go to while logged in to your LiveJournal account and enter your friend's username (or you can copy/paste the link and send it to them directly). We'll send them an email with a confirmation code, and once they accept, they just need to post a new entry (at any security level) for you both to receive one month of paid time added to your account!

What are the rules for sending and receiving invitations?
The following eligibility restrictions apply:

1) The invited account must have no logins recorded for the past 12 months or longer.

2) You cannot send invitations to your own alternate accounts.

3) Identity accounts (accounts that login via Facebook, Twitter, and so on) can neither send nor receive invitations. Only full LiveJournal accounts can participate.

4) This promotion is currently for non-Cyrillic users only.

Anything else I need to know?
Nope, that's it! So head on over to and help bring your friends back to LiveJournal!

Scrapbook redesign

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:05:47 GMT

We've been hard at work on the appearance of the LiveJournal platform, and today we are happy to present you with a redesigned version of our photo hosting feature. All functionality which was present in the old interface has been preserved, and the appearance has been brought in line with our new video hosting feature.

We have also expanded on mass actions within photo albums: aside from deleting and posting multiple images at once, it is now possible to move multiple images to another album, and to change their privacy settings. Information on the remaining disk space you have available on LiveJournal is also now displayed on all pages of Scrapbook.


We appreciate any feedback, comments and suggestions you have about this feature!

Design changes and movie night!

Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:39:26 GMT

Hi all! We've just done another code release to the site and wanted to give you a quick rundown of the changes.

Adaptive site menu

The main site menu has been changed so that it will react to your browser's window size. As your browser window becomes smaller, the menu will as well. This will improve the usability of the site menu for both mobile devices and people using low screen resolutions or small browser windows.

Settings page

The settings page has a new tab on it which has links to many of the commonly used management options on the site. If you're ever wondering where the link is to manage various features of the site, this will be a great place to look first.

New icons for Update Journal page

We've updated the icons for the Update Journal page. This is a purely cosmetic change, so everything functions as it did before, but the new icons should make it easier to see what that icon is used for.

LJ Movie night

We've created a new community over at (image) lj_movienight where you can watch a movie every week with other people on LiveJournal! Movies will start at a specific time so everyone pushes play at the same time to watch it together and comment about it along the way.

Every week people nominate what they'd like to see, and then a poll is posted to the community to pick the final movie to watch. This week's poll is up here so feel free to vote on which movie you'd like to see!

We're using movies available on the Netflix catalog, for now, to try and ensure as many people as possible can easily watch the movie. So stock up on popcorn, head on over to (image) lj_movienight, and have some fun!

Video hosting is here!

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:42:52 GMT

We're pleased to announce the launch of video hosting on LiveJournal! (Note: This feature is only visible if you are using the redesigned version of the LiveJournal site.)

You can view your video albums by going to [yourusername] When you first get there, you'll see options to both upload a video and to create video albums. Once you've had a chance to add some videos to an album, it will look a bit more like the images under the cut.



You can upload videos directly through the Albums page, and can also upload new videos or embed your existing videos directly to your entries & comments using the Insert Media button as shown in the following image. (image)

Your video albums also have our standard set of privacy options (Public, Friends Only, Private, and Custom), and these privacy options extend to all videos in each album. If a video has a higher privacy level than an entry where it is posted, a placeholder message will be shown instead. The placeholder text will inform the viewer they don't have the necessary access to view the video.

There are currently no limits to the size of videos that can be uploaded other than your account's total storage limit which you can review on the Settings page.

We hope you enjoy the new feature, and please let us know if you have any problems or feedback about the new video hosting!

LJ Maps has launched, Writer's Block is back, and Twelve Days of ONTD are upon us!

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:12:53 GMT

Hello all, we have several exciting things to announce today!LJ MapsFirst off, we have a new feature, LJ Maps which lets you see what other people on LiveJournal have to say about the places they have visited.You can use LJ maps to view photos of the various cities, parks, beaches, historical landmarks, and other attractions around the world and see what other LiveJournal members have written about it.You can also find more details and get a special V-Gift over at lj_maps, and read more about how to use the map in the LJ Maps FAQ. Go check it out and let us know what you think!Writer's BlockWe're very happy to announce the return of the Writer's Block to LiveJournal! Head on over to the LiveJournal homepage to check out the Writer's Block module in the upper right corner -- you can also add it directly onto your Friends feed as a widget! (Note that the homepage module and feed widget will only display if you are using the redesigned version of the LiveJournal site. It will not appear in the older version of the site. If you're using the older version of the site, you can follow the writersblock community to see and answer each day's question.)A quick guide to using the new Writer's Block:Answering the question of the day will post an entry to your journal at the security level you choose -- you can select from all the normal security options for your post, including your custom groups. If you select the Public security level, you can additionally select whether or not you want to have your answer appear at the reply page for that question. (The reply count shown in the module will count all entries created to answer the question, but only Public answers are shown at the reply page. So if the count shows "10" but only 7 answers appear at the answer page, it's because three of the entries were non-public.)If you don't want to post an entry in your journal but still want to answer the question, you can do so at the writersblock community -- all questions are cross-posted there and can be commented on just like any other community entry.Read other users' public answers and comment to find new friends.You can also suggest your own questions at any time (up to two per day).If you need more help finding these links in the module, check out this graphic: The first question will stay up for a few days as we check things over and make sure everything is working smoothly when more people are answering the questions. New questions will then be posted every weekday, starting next Monday.12 days of ONTDohnotheydidnt is hosting 'Twelve Days of ONTD' this year! Each day until Christmas, you can join in the free-for-all posts for a chance to win a LiveJournal paid account. On Christmas Day, ohnotheydidnt is giving away a special gift to one lucky commenter! All you have to do is comment for a chance to win, so let loose and have fun! You can check out all of the Twelve Days of ONTD posts here. Thank you all and happy holidays![...]

Welcome Stan Lee!

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:44:35 GMT

Hi everyone!

We're very pleased to announce that Stan Lee has joined LiveJournal! Welcome to LiveJournal, (image) therealstanlee -- check out his journal to keep up with all the news, stories, and exciting announcements he'll be making there.

Stan Lee is known to millions of us as the co-creator of Spider-Man, The Avengers, X-Men, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, The Fantastic Four, as well as hundreds of other super heroes that have propelled Marvel to its preeminent position in the comic book industry.

As many of you already know, Stan is involved with a huge comic expo each year in Los Angeles called Comikaze Expo, one of the largest comic conventions in the country. This year, we're thrilled to let you know that Stan will be visiting the LiveJournal booth at Comikaze Expo on Saturday, where 10 lucky fans will have a chance to meet him in person! If you're in L.A. this weekend at the Expo, swing by our booth and enter the raffle for this chance to win an awesome fan experience.

Thanks! :)

LiveJournal app now available on Amazon!

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 16:18:38 GMT

Hi all,

Some of you were asking in our last update if we would be releasing a version of the LiveJournal app for Amazon devices. Well, the answer is yes and it is available now!

Just head over to Amazon to install the app!

LiveJournal apps, new headquarters, and a lawsuit

Thu, 02 Oct 2014 23:07:44 GMT

New Apps

Earlier this week, we announced that a redesigned version of the LiveJournal app for Android has been released, the redesigned iOS app has undergone a major update, and that the older version of the app will be re-released soon as LiveJournal Classic. Check the full release notes out over here!

LiveJournal Video

We asked for your feedback a few weeks ago about a new video we made to help describe what LiveJournal is to people who might not be familiar with it. We've made a few minor adjustments to fix some typos/grammatical issues based on your feedback. The new version can be seen below, please feel free to help spread the word about LiveJournal and share the video with your friends!

New headquarters

Our main headquarters has moved! Don't worry, we're still located in San Francisco, we've just relocated into a bigger space to accommodate our growing team.

ONTD Lawsuit

As you may have seen, LiveJournal was sued by Mavrix, a photography agency who was the copyright holder of several images which had been posted to Oh No They Didn't! (ONTD). We are glad to report that the district court ruled in LiveJournal's favor. For those interested in reading the decision, it is available at

The point we want to address today, however, is that during this process moderators & maintainers of ONTD felt harassed & threatened, and Mavrix attempted to force us to reveal their identities. It was our opinion that community moderators should not be forced to reveal their identities or be subjected to harassment for content posted by other members of that community. We take your privacy seriously here, tirelessly fought all requests for this information, and were not required to release any information about any member of LiveJournal as part of this lawsuit.

Friends Feed customization, new redesigned iPhone app

Fri, 29 Aug 2014 19:04:31 GMT

Hello, everyone!

We wanted to let you know we've just added a bunch of new customization options to the Friends Feed page. Full details are available in the latest lj-releases post.

A new fully redesigned version of the LiveJournal iPhone App has also been released. If you downloaded the redesigned version when it first appeared in the Apple store a few weeks ago, we've pushed another update which will fix many of the bugs which were present in the app, so we strongly advise updating to the newest version. Please note that this version of the LiveJournal app only works for phones running iOS 7.

New iPad, Android, and Windows Phone apps will also be released soon!

That's all for this week, have a great weekend!

Roundup of recent news: Promo options, Google Search, and Writer's Block

Tue, 05 Aug 2014 00:05:33 GMT

Hello, everyone!Quite a bit has changed lately, and we wanted to do a quick roundup of everything that's been happening!1) In last week's release, two new options for promoting content were added that we think could use a bit more explanation than we provided in the Release notes: the Calendar Promo and the Auction Promo features.Auction PromoThe Auction Promo feature allows you to immediately promote your entry, journal, or community in the relevant sections of the LiveJournal homepage. There are separate auctions for the top spot on the homepage for the Top Entry, Top Journal, and Top Community modules. All auctions start at 100 LiveJournal Tokens and increase in price if another user bids for the same item.Calendar PromoThe Calendar Promo feature allows you to promote an entry on the LiveJournal homepage at a specific time & date in the future (up to 2 months out). Unlike the Auction Promo, once you have purchased a time slot, you cannot lose it to someone else. Full details on how this all works can be found at You can purchase a time slot in the LiveJournal Shop.Both of these promotional features are designed to make it easier for other people to find your content who might otherwise never see it. For example, if you have a community you really want new members for, you can purchase the Top Community spot to try and get the attention of potential new members. Similarly, if you are working on a story and would like more feedback from the LJ community, purchasing the Top Entry spot might make this easier. If you're posting a series of entries on a topic that interests you, and you'd like more interaction on your posts, purchasing the Top Journal spot might make this easier.In general, if you have an entry you want as many people as possible to read, using the Calendar Promo to schedule a spot for it, or buying the current time through the Auction Promo can both be great ways to get more people reading your post.Please comment to let us know if you have any feedback about how the Promo features can be improved to meet your needs!2) Today's release brought Google Search to the site, added several important menu options that were missing from the site navigation menu, and changed the length of time before accounts are purged to 60 days (from 30) after an account is deleted.3) We also announced plans to return the Writer's Block last week. If you haven't already, please take a look and comment with any feedback you have on how the feature should work!That's all for now, but keep an eye on lj_releases as we'll have an update on Friends Feed customization options soon![...]

Round-up of recent LJ news

Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:56:13 GMT

Hello, everyone!We've made some exciting changes in the last couple weeks and we want to make sure you have all the details, so let's get right to them!Recent ReleasesWe're very happy to let you know that your Friends page is staying! We've heard you about wanting to keep the current version of your Friends page (styled the same as your journal itself), so you can now keep your current Friends page style even in the redesigned version of the site!-- This URL ( will continue to show your current Friends page style.-- This URL ( will show the new redesigned Friends feed style.This release also fixed an issue with the Edit Journal Privacy tool, allowing Plus/Paid/Permanent users to once again edit the security of past entries all at once. (This issue only affected the use of the mass privacy editing tool itself; the actual security of entries was never at risk.) This release also added the ability to add your Links List as a widget to the new Friends feed, so check out this release post for all the details!Comment subject lines are back for the system style comment pages! Comment subject lines are now an option you can turn on or off for your journal or community. This release also made it easier to reach the full options page when adding memories (so you can categorize and choose keywords when adding a memory), so head on over to this release post for all the info.Lastly, today's minor release lets you change the order of displayed widgets on the new Friends feed. A few bugs were also fixed, so check out this release post for the full list.FeedbackWe're continuing to use the lj_feedback community to get your thoughts on things, and you've been great about providing detailed responses to our recent posts -- thank you! We're still going through all of your great responses to our most recent post about how to make it easier to find new friends and interesting communities on LiveJournal, so be sure to comment and give us your ideas if you haven't done so yet (or if you've thought of something new to add).Keep Up with All the NewsFor all the details about changes to LiveJournal as they happen, be sure to watch the lj_releases community. We'll also continue to ask for your opinions in lj_feedback, so you may want to keep it on your watch list as well! You can choose to watch or track these communities using the links in the light blue option bar on their Profile pages.So that's it for now! Have a great weekend, and we'll see you again soon! :)[...]

Release #116

Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:33:53 GMT

Release #116 has landed, bringing with it the return of comment subject lines to the system style commenting pages! Head on over to (image) lj_releases for all the details of this and the other features/fixes included in this release.

We also wanted to thank you for your continued responses to our posts in (image) lj_feedback recently. We'll continue to get your thoughts and ideas on new features or general questions about your use of LiveJournal there, so be sure to track or join that community to keep up with everything there.

Thank you!

Reviving lj_feedback community

Thu, 29 May 2014 16:41:23 GMT

This is just a quick news post to let you know we're going to be reviving the (image) lj_feedback community. Be sure to join, watch, or track that community to follow the action there.

To get things started, a new entry has been posted there today about a possible new feature, so head on over to weigh in with your input and suggestions!

Site redesign feedback

Mon, 26 May 2014 23:32:17 GMT

We wanted to post here to let you know that we've been reading your feedback, to show you what the most common feedback we have received is, and to give you an opportunity to let us know what else we may have missed. So far, what we know is:1) You don't like how everything just suddenly changed with no warning or initial announcement.2) The colors are too light. Especially with regards to comment pages (both header colors and the grey text color), text entered into the Update page, the entry page text, and links/lj tags which you have visited look too similar to those you haven't.3) You want more customization options for the friends feed. You want to be able to change more than just the background color/image, and also want to change the text colors, link colors, other foreground colors, etc.4) Margins need to be fixed on entry pages. There is a small margin on the left side of the page, then a very large one on the right side. This problem is further compounded when you see that the comments on the same page don't follow the same margins.5) You don't find the homepage very useful. The Ratings/Top LJ feature isn't very good at identifying interesting content, and it commonly shows entries that are in Russian.6) The Social capital & Ratings sections on profiles aren't relevant and take up too much space. The statistics column itself is taking up too much space on the page.7) The sidebar on the Friends feed should be removed if all widgets have been hidden, allowing feed content to take up this space.8) The widget for LiveJournal Today on the Friends Feed should respect the setting for "show multiple entries from same community" from the homepage/main Ratings, and the default behavior should be to show only 1 entry per user/community.9) The rounded corners of userpics aren't well liked.10) The lj-cut should still have customizable text.11) Links to Scrapbook and the Upload userpics page are needed in the site menu. The current display of data on the menu page is also confusing. Here is an alternate list of how the menu could potentially appear that we would like your feedback on (Is this better? What should change? What's missing?)My Journal:Friends FeedPost new entryMy entries (your recent entries page) ProfileScrapbookStatisticsMemoriesLogoutDiscovery:Ratings/TopLJCommunity DirectoryFriends of FriendsHelp:FAQSupportTerms of ServicePrivacy PolicyDMCAAboutTools & Settings:SettingsEdit profileJournal StyleEdit FriendsManage custom friends groupsManage tagsScheduled entriesManage communitiesBanned usersWe know that things changing abruptly can be frustrating, and that we don't have the greatest track record when it comes to making changes based on your feedback. We're working on changing that, and want you to know that we are taking all of your feedback on the redesign very seriously, and will be making changes based on it.[...]

LiveJournal not affected by Heartbleed

Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:50:10 GMT


Dear users,

As you might have heard, a major vulnerability in SSL (the secure channel used for HTTPS) has been detected recently. As many as two thirds of internet sites were affected, including social networks and major web sites.

We are happy to confirm that LiveJournal is not vulnerable and has not been affected at all.

Meanwhile, in the past 12 months we have been working hard to deploy many security features to protect user data.

Nevertheless, even though LiveJournal was not affected by the Heartbleed bug, changing your password is still a good idea, especially if you use similar passwords on other sites whose data may have been compromised. If you haven't changed your password in the last year, we recommend that you do so now.

Release 106 is now live

Tue, 09 Jul 2013 19:43:17 GMT

With release 106, the page for managing your tags has been updated. It now includes the following abilities:

1) You can now merge tags. When you rename a tag to another tag name which already exists, it will combine those two tags into a single tag using the name you specify.

2) You can select up to 10 of your tags and enter new tag names to add to all entries which use one or more of those selected tags.

If you run into any issues using this new page, please comment to this entry in (image) lj_releases to let us know. Thanks!

Redesigned LiveJournal Home Page

Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:45:30 GMT

A redesigned version of the LiveJournal homepage is now live! You can read a full description of the new page and its functionality by visiting this entry in (image) lj_releases.

Release 105 is now live!

Thu, 30 May 2013 20:25:05 GMT

Release 105 is now live for the LiveJournal site.

New features:
-- Communities can now have custom security groups created for them. Only community owners and maintainers can create or post to custom security groups for the community. A new security level of 'maintainers' has also been created, which can be used by the community owner/maintainers to post entries that will only be visible to the current owner/maintainers of the community.

-- Community owners & maintainers can now opt to receive pingback notifications when their community is mentioned by others on LiveJournal.

Bug fixes:
-- Notifications are now sent correctly for replies to anonymous comments.
-- Incorrect profile page friend & membership counts are fixed.
-- Links to ICQ accounts in the External Services section of the profile no longer link to an invalid URL.
-- If a user you have banned uses your username in an entry or comment, it will no longer generate a pingback notification.

Please see this post in (image) lj_releases for full information and links to the pages where community maintainers can set up these new features.

Release #103 now live

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:55:27 GMT

Release 103 is now live for the LiveJournal site. A summary of the changes:

-- The criteria for defining inactive accounts has been adjusted slightly. Now, journals or communities that contain 2 or fewer entries can be considered to be inactive (as long as several other criteria are also met).

-- The 'adult concepts' setting has been removed, leaving only a single adult setting available named simply Adult Content. If your journal was using adult concepts, it no longer has any adult setting defined. If your journal is using the previous 'explicit adult content' setting, it has been converted to the new setting.

-- Some adjustments have been made to the suspicious login monitoring feature (which notifies you of potentially suspicious logins to your account) so that there should now be far fewer false positives.

-- Several bug fixes.

Please see this post in the (image) lj_releases community for full details on all of these items. Thanks!