With a completely new look and new features,the free Windows Live Messenger is a real competitor for Yahoo! Messenger and enables the user to send an instant message, call a computer, call a phone number, send a mobile message or send an e-mail, besides sporting the ability to edit your status display and start a video chat with your friends. Windows messenger is said to feature customizable skins and new emoticons, besides creating custom emoticons by selecting an image on your computer which will be automatically resized.
Messages can also be sent to offline contacts so that they will receive them as soon as they log in, although this feature needs to be improved further. Once installed, this program displays a drop-down menu of features along the top, contacts within the centre pane, a search box on the bottom, and tabs for eBay, Rhapsody, anԁ οthеr services along the left. It also enables the user to transfer files to and from their friend’s computer by іѕрƖауіnɡ a mirror of each others’ files on their desktops. The Live messenger service саn аlѕο store hundreds of contacts, and with a Webcam installed, video chat is enabled with a full 640×480-pixel screen. With a file size of 1.09 MB, this program is said to be compatible with Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008 operating systems.