Windows Live Messenger Groups - Explained, Video Guide Tutorial

Windows Live Groups are persistent groups that are membership-based. Someone creates a group and invites people they know to it. When you get invited to a group you receive a pop-up in Messenger, similar to when someone adds you as a contact. You can choose to join the group or decline if you don’t want […]

Windows Live Groups are persistent groups that are membership-based. Someone creates a group and invites people they know to it. When you get invited to a group you receive a pop-up in Messenger, similar to when someone adds you as a contact.

You can choose to join the group or decline if you don’t want to receive IMs from the group. When you join a group it appears in your main window inside of a category called “Groups”.  Groups in Messenger are limited to 20 or fewer people. When more than 2 people are online the group lights up green in your main window. You can then click on it to start a group conversation.

Speaking of categories, what are they then? Categories are what was called Groups before in Messenger, or in other words the way you organize your contacts.

When to use Groups? Groups are handy if you want to quickly contact/share stuff with a group of people (max of 20 members per Group for now), think about family, colleagues, club-members etc. Brian made this video showing you how to create a group:

<a href="http://video.msn.com/?playlist=videoByUuids:uuids:f0c59825-adf4-4e08-884c-71f4413c0ea0&showPlaylist=true" target="_new" title="How to Create a Group in Windows Live Messenger">Video: How to Create a Group in Windows Live Messenger</a>

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