Windows Live Messenger is the next-generation MSN Messenger. It has everything you already love about Messenger—your contact list, emoticons, and instant access to your friends via text, voice, and video—plus new ways to connect and share photos and documents effortlessly. As always, it's free to download Messenger and use most of its features.
Updates from 8.0 include:
- Yahoo interoperability - now you can chat to your Yahoo Messenger friends from Windows Live Messenger
- Your display name, status and personalization roam with you to any computer
- Improved sign-in performance
- Redesigned contact cards
- A bonus of 2 free VOIP calls
- And it runs on Windows Vista!
Nicole, from the MessengerSays blog has posted their official "End of Beta" announcement. It is available for download from the get.live.com Messenger page. In addition to the features that we posted earlier, Nicole notes these new features:
- SMS Phone Book
- Improved Usability
- Vista Presentation Mode
- Personal Contact Invitations
Again, you can check out the team's blog post here: MessengerSays.
Download: Windows Live Messenger 8.1Microsoft, Windows Live, Windows Live Messenger