Windows Live Messenger 2011 Publisher's description
from Microsoft Co
Windows Live Messenger is the best way to stay connected with your friends
Windows Live Messenger is the best way to stay connected with your friends. Getting started is easy: add friends, pick a theme, and decide what you want to share.
Share photos and videos while you chat. Video chat in high definition or send a video message to a friend. And connect your social networks to see important updates in one placeвЂ”Messenger.
Add your friends
Easily add the friends you want to stay in touch with. Add a single friend or import all of your friends from the social networking websites and services you use. Then add your closest friends to your favorites so their social updates are prioritized.
Start a conversation
See whoвЂ™s online and start chatting. If your friends arenвЂ™t online, you can send an offline message, a text message to their mobile phone, or even a video message they can watch the next time they sign in.
Add a personal touch to Messenger with a new display picture or show your support for causes and achievements that are important to you with badges. The next time you chat with your friends, theyвЂ™ll see your personal style.
More than just chatting
* Have more fun with your friends. Chat faceвЂ“toвЂ“face in high definition (HD) using a webcam, * start a photo slide show, watch online videos, and share links you've discovered on the web.
Your online world in one place
* Messenger brings together the most important social updates from across the web to one place so you'll always know when your friends post new photos, update their status, and more from websites like Facebook and MySpace.
Messenger on the go
* Keep in touch even when you're on the go and away from home. See who's online, chat with friends, and see social updates from friends using Messenger on your mobile phone.
What's New in This Release:http://explore.live.com/windows-live-messenger-compare
Operating system: 32- or 64-bit version of Windows 7, or Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Vista, or Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2008 with Service Pack 2 and the Platform Update for Windows Server 2008.
Processor: 1.6 GHz or higher
Memory: 1 GB of RAM or higher
Resolution: 1024 Г— 576 minimum
Internet connection: Online services require dial-up or high-speed Internet access (provided separatelyвЂ”local or long-distance charges may apply). High-speed Internet access is recommended for some features.
Graphics card: Windows Live Movie Maker requires a graphics card that supports DirectX 9 or higher and Shader Model 2 or higher.
View detailed release notes
Some Windows Live programs have additional requirements.
Windows Live Photo Gallery and Movie Maker require some components of DirectX 9, which might be installed for you if they're not found on your computer.
Windows Live Mesh requires OS X 10.5 or newer to run on a Mac.
Windows Live Messenger video chat requires a webcam, a microphone, speakers or a headset, and high-speed Internet access. HD video chat requires a compatible HD webcam. HD webcams may also have additional system requirements.
To install or uninstall Windows Live software, you must be logged on to the computer using an administrator account.
To install platform updates for Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008, click Start, click All Programs, click Windows Update, and then select the updates you want.
Program Release Status: Major Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall