Download Windows Live Messenger - Best Software & Apps

  • Windows Live Messenger

    16.4.3522

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Symbian

    See. Hear. Share. Instantly.

    8
    23329 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
    555 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 WithYou

    2.0.90

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Run Windows Live Messenger on your Android

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

    (MSN Chat) 1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Chat with Windows Live Messenger on your Android phone

    7
    15 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
  • MSN Messenger

    4.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    MSN Messenger for Mac OS X 10.2.8 to 10.3.9

    6
    171 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    • CONS: No webcam support, Sending files is slow, Superseded by a newer version
  • ZapMessenger

    1.0.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Remove all traces of Windows Live Messenger on your PC

    8
    111 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
  • Messenger Reviver

    2.2.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stay on Windows Live Messenger despite Skype migration

    8
    184 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
  • Windows Live Messenger

    2012 16.4.3503.0728

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The king of messengers gets a slight facelift

    7
    3699 votes
    • PROS: Facebook integration, Tabbed conversations, Clean interface
    • CONS: No great changes, Bloated, Still no Twitter support
  • 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
  • Windows Live Messenger

    16.4.3528

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    The new Windows Live Messenger, more social than ever

    6
    6680 votes
    • PROS: Great social features, Highly customizable, Tabbed conversations, New emoticons
    • CONS: No support for Windows XP, Twitter is not included among supported services
  • 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
    • Windows Live Winamp

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Vista style Winamp skin based on Windows Live Messenger

      7
      49 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
      • Messenger Reviver

        1.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Avoid the Windows Live Messenger 2009 forced upgrade with this tool

        8
        85 votes
        • PROS: Easy to install and use, Prevents Messenger from checking for updates, Free
        • CONS: Requires .NET Framework update on XP
      • WLMUninstaller

        1.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Remove Windows Live Messenger from your computer

        7
        5 votes
        • PROS: Uninstalls Windows Live Messenger in one click, No configuration needed
        • CONS: Uninstallation is not clean, No percentage or progress bar
      • Anti-Update Patch for Windows Live Messenger 8.5

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Keep using your favorite version of Windows Live Messenger

        8
        113 votes
        • PROS: Easy to use, Can restore original files
        • CONS: It's in French
      • 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
      • Windows Live Messenger 10th Anniversary Pack

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Celebrate Messenger's birthday with this special pack

        5
        22 votes
        • PROS: Easy, quick installation
        • CONS: Not many items included
      • Live Advert Remover

        2.1.0.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Remove ads from Windows Live Messenger

        9
        42 votes
        • PROS: Free to use, Requires running just once
        • CONS: Does not work with Messenger Plus!, Does not work with the latest version of Microsoft Live Messenger
      • SpotMSN Password Recover

        1.9.5

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Password recovery tool for Windows Live Messenger users

        5
        6 votes
        • PROS: Very easy to use, Requires barely any effort
        • CONS: Doesn't always work, Pretty basic app
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