Windows Live Messenger
Screenshot of Windows Live Messenger 14.0, an i.m. app for the Windows operating system.

Windows Live Messenger is a freeware app that's been categorized by our editors under the instant messaging software category and made available by Microsoft for Windows.

The review for Windows Live Messenger has not been completed yet, but it was tested by an editor here on a PC and a list of features has been compiled; see below.


One of the most used IM programs

Windows Live Messenger (formerly named MSN Messenger) is an instant messaging client created by Microsoft that is currently designed to work with Windows XP (up to Wave 3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Mobile, Windows Phone, Windows CE, Xbox 360, Blackberry OS, iOS, Java ME, S60 on Symbian OS 9.x, and Zune HD.

The client has been part of Microsoft's Windows Live set of online services since 2005. It connects to Microsoft's .NET Messenger Service. The client was first released as MSN Messenger.

Notable changes in Milestone 3 (Windows Live Messenger as we know it today) include a new revamped and refined user interface to follow suit with the rest of the Windows Live "Wave 3" design, the ability to set a "Scene" by customizing the background image and color of the contact list, and the display of these scenes in conversation windows for improved contact identification and window management.

Windows Live Messenger can make VoIP calls, text chat, chat with groups and video conference.

Features and highlights

  • Interface of Live Messenger is customizable
  • Includes many different free emoticons and winks
  • Option to manage and share MSN contacts
  • Photo sharing service included
  • Appear offline to individuals or categories
  • Integrates nicely with social networks
  • Offline messaging is optional
  • Microsoft includes many free (and paid) games and apps

Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8117.416 on 32-bit and 64-bit PCs

This download is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system on a laptop or desktop PC from instant messaging software without restrictions. Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8117.416 is available to all software users as a free download for Windows.


Filed under:
  1. Windows Live Messenger Download
  2. Freeware Instant Messaging Software
  3. Major release: 14.0
  4. Sofware for Windows 10
Windows Live Messenger has been picked by our editors as good software.
Windows Live Messenger has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested Windows Live Messenger 14.0.8117.416 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.