From Microsoft: Microsoft Messenger for Mac 8 provides real-time collaboration between people in different locations. You can use instant messaging and audio and video calls to communicate with your contacts. MSN Messenger has been perhaps the biggest hitter of the IM software world for some time now and this update adds a range of cool new features designed to make your chatting experience even better.
Microsoft product screen shot reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation. Windows Live Messenger is known throughout the Web for their outstanding instant messaging services, and the Windows Live Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch App is just as superior. The Windows Live Messenger for iPhone app allows you to with buddy list contacts, view comments and photos, keep in touch on your favorite social networks including Windows Live, Facebook, and Myspace, plus view shared content from YouTube, Flickr and more. How to Download Windows Live Messenger for iPhone Before you get started, you will need to follow these steps to install the Windows Live Messenger app to your device: • Locate the on your device. • Tap on the search bar (the text field located at the top) and type in 'Windows Live Messenger.' • Choose the appropriate app, Windows Live Messenger, as shown above.
• Click the blue 'Free' button to continue. Windows Live Messenger for iPhone System Requirements Be sure your iPhone or iPod Touch meets system requirements or you will not be able to use this app: • 16.0 MB available space • iOS 3.0 or later • WiFi or Mobile web access • Windows Live Messenger account. Microsoft product screen shot reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation. By tapping the friends tab, located at the bottom of the page in for iPhone, you can start instant messages with friends on your buddy list, accept friend invitations and more. How to Add Friends on Windows Live Messenger App By tapping the “+” icon located at the top left hand corner, you are able to type in your friend’s email address and add them to your Windows Live Messenger for iPhone buddy list.
How to Change Availability, Sign Out By clicking your name in the upper right corner, you can change your availability or sign out of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone. Your availability settings for this app include: • Available • Busy • Away • Appear offline (also known as ). Microsoft product screen shot reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation. Next, tap the 'Photos' icon located at the bottom of the for iPhone screen. This screen shows all of the photos that can be viewed on your Windows Live profile. How to Add Pictures with Windows Live Messenger for iPhone To add photos to your profile, tap the camera icon located in the top right corner. Select photos from your iPhone or Touch camera roll to upload them to your Windows Live profile.
To add a new album, tap the folder (plus sign) icon located in the lefthand corner of the screen. Next, follow the procedures to add a new album to your profile. Instant Messaging's also contributed to this article.
Messenger for Desktop is an unofficial client that allows you to use Facebook’s messaging service on your Mac without having to be connected to the social network (although you have to login via the client, of course). It has exactly the same options as the Facebook Messenger mobile apps: chat, stickers, and voice and video calling. What makes it more interesting is that you can receive message notifications in the dock while the app is minimized. If you regularly use the chat option on the Facebook website, you’ll have no trouble using Messenger for Desktop. Most of the options are in exactly the same place with the same icons, while all the others are easy to identify.
Send messages in full screen One of the problems with using Facebook’s chat option on the web is that it appears in a small window. You can only extend it by clicking on one of your conversations, but this is a bit clunky and can lead you to unintentionally close a tab on your browser. Messenger for Desktop solves this problem, as you can chat in full screen or resize the window to suit your needs. This option is particularly useful if you're chatting at work and want to do it discreetly. When you open and login to Messenger for Desktop, it imports all the options from your Facebook profile so you can start chatting immediately. The only option you might need to configure is whether to turn message notifications on or off.
In terms of design, Messenger for Desktop has a very similar interface to Facebook.