Gen MSN Messenger
next-generation Messenger arrived on the scene towards the end of 2006. The
name is new, but it’s still free to download Messenger and use most of its
features including free display pics for msn.
have MSN have changed the name of the name to Windows Live Messenger? It’s a
bit of a mouthful isn’t it? Some people call it msn 8. I guess it’s easier to
aren’t too many sites that create a free display pic for Windows Live Messenger…that’s
because most people are still calling it MSN Messenger or MSN 7.0. Windows
Live Messenger doesn’t add any customization features so I guess it’s
pointless to create funny msn display pictures for Windows Live Messenger
when it’s the same as MSN Messenger. It’s all a bit confusing really…so why
did they change the name?! Ben Barren,
a blogger explains why he doesn’t think it should be called ‘Windows Live’
in a post he wrote recently.
new features of Windows Live Messenger are:
2 PC Calling: Windows Live Messenger has a high-quality voice
conversation using PC-to-PC Calling.
better video conversations: Windows Live Messenger gives you live,
Folders: Drag a file onto a contact’s name with Windows Live Messenger.
You’ve just created a Sharing Folder. Now you and your contact can get to all
the files in the folder any time, even if one of you is offline
message their phones: See a little mobile icon next to a friend's
name? Just right click to send a text message in Windows Live Messenger
super-powered address page: With Windows Live Messenger Contacts,
whenever your contacts update their information, it will also be changed in
your Messenger address book. Instantly. (Your Windows Live Mail address book
will be updated, too)
Live Alerts: Headlines, sports scores, traffic, or just about anything
else you want to keep up with—get pop-up notifications of things as
they happen in Windows Live Messenger
to talk to Yahoo friends: The world's largest IM network just got
bigger--and better! Now you can talk to your friends who use Yahoo!
Messenger with Voice. You can also use free messenger display picture.
Get yahoo avatars and share them with your yahoo buddies. See when they're
online and communicate with them directly from Windows Live Messenger using
msn display pictures.
had a quick look around for reviews and chat about MSN Messenger and this is
what I found:
find more about the next
generation Windows Live Messenger features take a look at this
also a cool blog here about what’s inside
Windows Live Messenger
Windows Live Messenger team have just released a beta for Windows Live
Messenger on your mobile. I’ve tried it and it’s pretty cool.
The beta version
of Windows Live Messenger 8.1 can be downloaded now
Clayton, a Microsoft ‘Geek in
Disguise’ reviews it on his blog:
A CNet review gives Windows Live Messnger 8 out of 10
think Windows Live Messenger is pretty cool too in their article ‘MSN Messenger
with a snazzy name’
if you just want old-fashioned instant messaging?
MSN say: ‘We’re all
over it. Windows Live™ Messenger will still give you immediate text chat,
with customizable fonts, emoticons, animated winks, a white board, and more.
And, as always, your Hotmail contact list will be accessible through
Messenger, and you will be able to see who has recently updated their Spaces
blog—look for a little gleam next to their name.’
So it seems that everything you
loved about MSN Messenger 7 is included. Funny display pictures will still be
View the Official Windows Live Messenger blog at http://spaces.msn.com/MessengerSays/