Windows Live Messenger (MSN 8.0) Goes Final

windowslive.jpgMove over MSN Messenger, the successor Windows Live Messenger has finally arrived. Having been in beta stages for quite a while now, the full public release is now available to download.

  • Call their phones. Call their PCs.
    Call your friends’ mobile or landline phones. It’s great value within the UK or internationally. And calling someones PC is always free.
  • See them on the screen
    Show and tell: get a webcam and start a video conversation within minutes.
  • Share stuff
    Set up a Sharing Folder with a friend. Drop in photos and other stuff, as much as your computer can handle. See it even when one of you is offline.
  • A network of millions
    Tap into the world’s largest IM network, with hundreds of millions of users worldwide.
  • Soon: talk to your Yahoo! friends, too
    Soon you’ll be able to use Windows Live Messenger to talk to your friends who use Yahoo! Messenger with Voice. The world’s largest IM network is getting even bigger.

To be honest, very little has visibly changed and the drastic overhaul I was hoping for never really materialized. Thankfully I have Skype for voice chat, so Windows Live just fills my text messaging requirements.

Link: Windows Live Messenger Final Download

James Woodcock

Freelance Journalist, Author, Blogger & Podcaster specialising in gaming and technology. Ever since he experienced the first controllable pixel movement on the television screen, he has been entranced by the possibilities and rewarding entertainment value generated from these metal and plastic boxes of delight. Writing hundreds of articles including commentary and reviews on various gaming platforms, while also interviewing well known industry figures for popular online publications.