Microsoft begin phasing out Windows Live Messenger versions 8.1, 8.5 and 14.0, whic’ll be carried over next few month in a phased approach to get everyone to the latest version. The upgrade’ll provide customers with the latest software updates including code fixes and feature enhancements, as well address Active Template Library (ATL) vulnerabilities (KB973882) that existed in previous versions of Windows Live Messenger. With latest Live Messenger, several new, socially oriented features and an entirely new look and feel were introduced:
•Personalization allow adding profile picture or video, display a personal scene in chat window, update status message with news, favorite link, or song you’re listening to.
•With “What’s New” feed, you can stay in touch with latest updates from your circle of friends at a glance, without any need to log in across multiple destinations.
•Photo sharing lets you share and comment on pictures while you’re chatting.
•Favorites let you identify your most important contacts and they’ll appear top of Messenger window. It’s like speed dial for your Messenger contacts.
•Create groups on the fly and chat simultaneously with up to 20 members at the same time.
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