What is Windows Live Messenger?


Windows Live Messenger (WLM)--which was earlier called MSN Messenger, along with Yahoo! Messenger and AOL Messenger--is the pioneering social media applications of previous Internet eras. Windows Live Messenger is the latest version of Microsoft's still widely used and popular Instant Messenger (IM) service, and users can use a Hotmail or Messenger account to sign into Live Messenger. The latest version application has better security and enhanced features, which enrich the IM and overall chatting experience.

Chatting/Communication Feature

  • Windows Live Messenger allows you to add your friends, buddies and new acquaintances in one place and then chat with them in real-time in multiple chat windows. Video chat sessions can be also be configured in chat windows with friends.

Sharing Photos/Files

  • During chat sessions, photos can be shared in real time with friends. Other files, attachments, links, and documents can also be sent to friends instantaneously.

Multiple Chat Platforms

  • The Windows Live Messenger IM client has been synchronized to work with PC-installed Operating Systems (Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, and Windows Server 2008) as well as handheld and communication media such as PDAs and smart phones (Windows Mobile).

Email Alerts

  • Windows Live Messenger has synched its email service in such a way that once users sign into Messenger, they are alerted about all new email messages.

Other Features

  • WLM also offers animated emoticons, buzzes and other features to enhance the chatting experience and the chat window is customizable with various color themes and options. The application also facilitates outbound voice calling and integration with other Microsoft tools such as entertainment and news feeds, search options and maps.

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