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Windows Live Messenger

Download Windows Live Messenger 2012 (16.4.3528)Windows Live Messenger 2012 (16.4.3528)Date added: April, 20th 2014 - Freeware

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    Windows Live Messenger 2012 (16.4.3528)

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    Windows Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64

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Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) is one of the most popular communication software packages ever created, who during its long history of service between 1999 and 2012 managed to allow more than 330 million active users (at its peak in 2009) to send instant messages, chat online and stay in touch with your favorite people or groups in real time. For many years, Windows Live Messenger represented the ideal way to chat, play games, or share photos. It was a part of Windows Live Essentials, which includes free programs for photos, movies, instant messaging, e-mail, blogging, family safety, and more. However, after 13 years of service Microsoft decided to put a stop on this service, closing down its registrations and moving its entire user base to the servers maintained by their very expensive acquisition Skype.

Interface of Windows Live Messenger changed several times during its long life, but the main layout always remained the same. Central dashboard hosts friendlist and app configuration tools, and dedicated window is there for tabbed chat. Supported interactions are text, images, sharing videos, emoticons, live calls, video and more.

Even though MSN service is limited today, it is still not shut down. This enables its old user base to continue using its real time communication tools on daily basis, talking and sharing ideas and news without any limitation. This includes contacting users who are active only on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and many other social networking sites.

Live Messenger Overview:

Build your list of friends
You'll have plenty of friends to chat with in Messenger before you know it. Import friends from other services like Facebook, Gmail, or LinkedIn. No need to re-create your contact list.

Let your personality shine
Personalize Messenger with a photo and background theme that reflect your unique style, and badges that display causes that are important to you. Happy? Grumpy? Excited? Express your moods with emoticons.

Share and play while you chat
Liven up your chats by sharing photos, watching videos, or playing Messenger games together. Be sure to post your scores.

Chat from Hotmail
Sign in to Messenger right from your Hotmail inbox and chat with your friends. You can even have multiple chats going at once.

Chat with Facebook friends
See who's online and enjoy all the rich features of chatting in Messenger. From your Messenger window you can chat with Facebook friends, see their updates, update your status, and post comments. Share photos and links with your status updates.

Share baby's first steps
Now Grandma doesn’t need to miss a thing—just start a video call and share your photos and videos in real time. That’s family memories the Messenger way.

Leave a video message
Why send a birthday card when you can leave a video message? If your friend is away from their PC, you can record and send a video message. That way they hear from you live—singing happy birthday is up to you!

Note: Messenger will be retired. Your contacts will come with you when you update to Skype.

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