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Microsoft releases Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

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By Jesse Hollington

Social Media & Software Editor, iLounge
Published: Monday, June 21, 2010
News Categories: Apps + Games

Microsoft has released an official version of Windows Live Messenger for iOS devices. Windows Live Messenger allows iPhone and iPod touch users to chat with their Windows Live Messenger and Y! Messenger contacts and view updates from social networks such as Facebook, Flickr and MySpace. Push Notifications are supported for new IM notifications. Users can also upload photos directly from their device and create albums, add captions and allow friends and family to comment on photos. Windows Live Messenger also provides built-in support for Hotmail so users can read, reply to and compose e-mails and receive e-mail notifications within the application. Windows Live Messenger is available from the App Store as a free download. [via TechCrunch

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Great great, many people around the work use Windows Live Messenger… now could they make a Mac version that isn’t so ####-tastic? Adium ECLIPSES Windows Live Messenger as a usable messaging client, and plugins that people have made ‘in their spare time’ for things like video chat, work better that the official version.

Posted by Todd Dq on June 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM (PDT)

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once I signed in with this app its taken over my MSN account.  Even if I sign out and kill the iphone app and sign on on my pc or mac i show up as offline.

trying to find a fix

Posted by JIm E on June 21, 2010 at 5:26 PM (PDT)

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After using this app all day, I don’t like it. Here is why:

1. Push notifications!!!! They don’t seem to be working. Sending messages from 1 MSN account to the one on my iPhone and no notifications were received at all. They are all turned on on the settings options, but nothing!
2. Not able to hide offline contacts (lots have been said about this so I won’t go deeper into this, just hope it is added soon).
3. Seems to disconnect very quickly. Unlike Beejive that can stay connected for days, this one seems to disconnect shortly after you exit the application. didn’t find any setting to tweak this. This leads me to.
4. Lack of customization and setting. Setting options are very basic.
5. Sloooow. Takes ages to connect, ages to update social. Beejive connects to the MSN network a lot faster than the official program!

This are my main quirks about this app. It looks good, and I’d really like to use it as my main IM app in my iPhone. But for now, I’ll have to stick with Beejive. Still this is only the first version, and guess it can only get better as time goes by.

Posted by Cask on June 21, 2010 at 7:46 PM (PDT)

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Does anyone know how to sign out of this app? There don’t seem to be any sign out link. Even after signing out of hotmail or exiting the app, it still shows I’m online/signed in when I relaunch it.

Posted by ipod user on July 21, 2010 at 12:30 AM (PDT)

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