Download Windows Live Messenger - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows Live Messenger

    Build 14.0.8117.416 2009

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Symbian
    iPhone

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23264 votes
    • PROS: Nice customizable interface, Great photo sharing service, New options for contacts management, Tons of emoticons, winks and other eye-candy for chats
    • CONS: No custom status messages, Uncomfortable menu buttons, Installation file is getting bloated, Advertisement on the main interface
  • Windows Live Messenger Portable

    14.0.8117.416

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Windows Live Messenger without installation

    8
    541 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Can be run from a USB key, Includes all the functionality from the desktop version
    • CONS: Somewhat unstable, May trigger antivirus alarms
  • Messenger Plus!

    6.00.0.773

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The popular add-on, updated for Windows Live Messenger 2011

    9
    7331 votes
    • PROS: Very well integrated into Messenger, Vast selection of new and improved features for Messenger, Nice interface design, Add your own features with scripts, Very easy to use
    • CONS: Takes a while to configure all of its options, You need scripting knowledge to create new tools, Applying skins requires Messenger restart
  • Messenger WithYou

    2.0.90

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Run Windows Live Messenger on your Android

    7
    115 votes
    • PROS: Well designed, Easy to use, Share files, Shows notifications
    • CONS: Lacks options, Small file size limit when sharing
  • Windows Live Messenger Speed

    0.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A Free app for Android

    8
    46 votes
    • My Live Messenger

      (MSN Chat) 1.3

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Chat with Windows Live Messenger on your Android phone

      8
      9 votes
      • PROS: Provides access to Windows Live and Hotmail, Incldues a range of emoticons
      • CONS: Poor user interface, Lacking in chat features, Buggy, No program options or settings
    • Windows Live Messenger

      2012 16.4.3503.0728

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The king of messengers gets a slight facelift

      7
      3680 votes
      • PROS: Facebook integration, Tabbed conversations, Clean interface
      • CONS: No great changes, Bloated, Still no Twitter support
    • MSN Messenger

      4.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      MSN Messenger for Mac OS X 10.2.8 to 10.3.9

      6
      169 votes
      • PROS: Simple to use, Integration with Windows Live Mail, Lots of emoticons
      • CONS: No webcam support, Sending files is slow, Superseded by a newer version
    • Windows Live Messenger

      2011 2011

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      The new Windows Live Messenger, more social than ever

      6
      6671 votes
      • PROS: Great social features, Highly customizable, Tabbed conversations, New emoticons
      • CONS: No support for Windows XP, Twitter is not included among supported services
    • Messenger Reviver

      2.2.4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Stay on Windows Live Messenger despite Skype migration

      8
      181 votes
      • PROS: Continued use of Windows Live Messenger, Easy to install and repair Messenger, Supports 47 languages
      • CONS: Cannot install Messenger 2011, Does not extend Messenger past the expiration date
    • Microsoft Messenger

      8.0.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Microsoft's Messenger client supporting webcams and audio

      4
      159 votes
      • PROS: Now supports webcams and audio, Supports sending files, Supports Bonjour, Works between contacts on Windows Live Messenger
      • CONS: Interface inspired by Windows version, Intel Macs only, User profile pictures don't display properly, Can't change your own user profile picture
    • ZapMessenger

      1.0.0.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Remove all traces of Windows Live Messenger on your PC

      8
      110 votes
      • PROS: Removes any trace of Messenger, Simple to use
      • CONS: Doesn't give you a breakdown of what it has removed, May not work for all versions of Messenger, No customization options
    • Windows Live Messenger Extension

      (Chrome) 2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Windows Live Messenger Extension

      8
      31 votes
      • Windows Live Messenger Widget

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Messenger for Mac on your Dashboard

        5
        6 votes
        • PROS: Works with Hotmail and MSN domains, Lightweight
        • CONS: Interface is very poor, Lacks many standard features
      • A-Patch

        For Windows Live Messenger 8.5 1.43.03

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Windows Live Messenger 8.5 as you like it

        8
        240 votes
        • MessengerDiscovery Live

          3.0.150

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Customise Windows Live Messenger

          6
          204 votes
          • Windows Live Winamp

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Vista style Winamp skin based on Windows Live Messenger

            7
            49 votes
            • LiveKill Clean Messenger

              build 1256 RC3

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Virus cleaner for Windows Live Messenger and MSN Messenger

              8
              12 votes
              • Windows Live Messenger Emoticons

                1.0.0.1

                License
                free Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Fun emoticons for MSN Live messenger

                7
                51 votes
                • PROS: Animated icons with a festive theme, An official release from Microsoft
                • CONS: Festive theme soon outdated, Only 16 to choose from
              • SpyPal MSN Messenger Spy

                8.4

                License
                buy Download
                Platform
                Windows

                Spy Windows Live Messenger and MSN Messenger activity on your computer

                10
                1 vote
                Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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                16.00.0.77373318.5135861410449Windows, Android
                2Build 14.0.8117.416 2009232647.6279917469050655Windows, Symbian, iPhone
                314.0.8117.4165417.543807763401107Windows
                42012 16.4.3503.072836806.709945652173916Windows
                52011 201166716.170214360665554Windows