Talking about MSN Web Messenger is retiring
Windows Live Messenger is one of greatest ways to keep in touch with family and friends. In a work environment with all of the restrictive policies of not being able to install Windows Live Messenger, having it in a browser was the next best thing. Here is an official announcement from Microsoft through Windows Live Messenger blogs ending MSN Web Messenger and officialy moving into Hotmail for instant messaging.
With new web-based instant messaging (IM) now available in Windows Live Hotmail worldwide, we are preparing to retire MSN Web Messenger. The old MSN Web Messenger experience will end on June 30, 2009.
With Hotmail’s new web-based IM, you can chat from your Hotmail inbox or contact list, instead of going to MSN Web Messenger (http://webmessenger.msn.com/). Go directly to the Windows Live People page (also known as “your contact list”) at http://people.live.com and sign into Messenger (orange arrow in the picture below) to continue instant messaging on the web with your Messenger friends.
Instant messaging from Hotmail makes it easier to communicate and share in new ways in comparison to MSN Web Messenger. For example, our integration with the suite of other Windows Live services allows you to see when your Messenger friends are online while reading an e-mail and immediately start a chat to clarify something in your friend’s e-mail message.
Give it a try! We hope that you’ll enjoy Hotmail’s web-based IM, the new version of Messenger on the web.
– Your Windows Live Hotmail Team
(Republished courtesy of the Hotmail team blog)
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