Windows Live Messenger 2012 16.4.3503.0728

Excellent tool for staying in touch with important folks

  • Category:

    Instant Messaging

  • Version:

    2012 16.4.3503.0728

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.1 (347)

You get the chance to chat with people all the time, but there are many platforms that do not allow you to chat with people who simply have an email address. When you download the Windows Messenger, you will get instant access to everyone who is in your contacts list on any of the MSN-owned email programs. This is a nice way to chat with people who don't text or use social media.

The Benefits

  • You get to use the Windows Live Messenger 2012 on your desktop without interference from a Web browser. You may find it hard to use the Live Messenger when you are looking your inbox in a Web browser. This program takes the messenger from your browser and puts it directly on your background.
  • The program can run in the background for as long as you want. You may not have time to stare at your chat list waiting for people to sign on.
  • You get to decide when this program runs. It can run when you turn on your computer, or you can choose to tun the program on at your leisure.
  • You can hide yourself from people who are online if you are too busy to talk to them. You may be online waiting for just one person. You can make yourself invisible and talk to the one person you need when they appear.
  • There is an option for putting up an away message. You can let your friends know where you are and when you'll return to chat with them.

The Problems

  • The Windows Live Messenger is a program that operates inside your inbox on your MSN-owned email. If you have both items open at the same time, you may run into problems. There is a possibility that one or the other will stop working or stop receiving messages from your friends.
  • The messenger will let you know when you have new email messages. This can be a problem if you simply want to chat undisturbed.
  • People can search for your profile and chat with you freely on this program. You need to make sure you block people with whom you do not want to talk.

The Windows Live Messenger 2012 will help you stay connected, but there is no guarantee that it is the right messaging platform for you. You should consider where most of your friends are and use the program if they also use it.

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