Windows Live Messenger helps you stay connected to the people you care about. Put the people you chat with most in your list of favorites, so you can easily see when they're online. Want to chat with several people in one window? Just set up a group. Show off your personal style with custom scenes and animated display pictures. Drag photos into the conversation window and show them off while you're chatting. See what your contacts have been up to lately, automatically.
Windows Live Messenger is part of Windows Live Essentials
, which includes Windows Live Messenger
, Mail, Writer, Photo Gallery, Family Safety, Toolbar, and Movie Maker, plus Outlook Connector, Office Live Add-in, and Microsoft Silverlight
- Add your friends
Stay in touch with the people who matter most to you-add a single friend to Messenger or import all your friends from the social networking websites and services you use.
- Add friends to categories
Create categories for grouping your friends so you can more easily find the specific coworker, family member, or other friend you want to chat with.
- Set your favorite friends
Add friends to your favorites and they'll always stay at the top of your list of friends in Messenger. Social updates from your favorite friends are prioritized, so you'll know what's going on with them.
- Use Messenger on the web
When you're browsing the web on any computer, you can go to http://messenger.live.com to see which of your friends are online and start chatting.
- Use Messenger in Hotmail
When you're in Hotmail, your Messenger friends are all right there. You can see who's online and start a conversation right from your inbox.
- Connect web services to Messenger
Add the services you use like Facebook, MySpace, and LinkedIn and update your friends on what you're doing.
- See social updates from your friends
Get the latest updates about your friends from across the web right in Messenger. You can also add comments that you want to share in response.
- Keep an eye on your Hotmail inbox
See when you receive new email messages and go directly to your Hotmail inbox right from Messenger.
- Change your scene
Change your scene and change the look of Messenger-the pictures, colors, and borders. When you chat with your friends, you'll see the scene they chose and they'll see what you chose.
- Update your display picture
Select a display picture, choose a photo of your own, or create a dynamic display picture that changes when you send emoticons.
- Share photos
Watch a slide show with a friend and chat about the photos you're seeing.
- Play games together
Have some fun with friends and invite them to play one of the many games in Messenger.
- Start a video chat
A video chat using a webcam is a great way to catch up with friends face-to-face when you can't be there in person. DOWNLOAD NOTES:
If you are using older version of Windows (Windows XP/ME/2000/98), please download the MSN Messenger
The download may include updates to Windows Live programs you already have. You'll get updates to these and other Microsoft programs from Microsoft Update. This software may also download and install some updates automatically.