Windows Live Messenger + Facebook chat = 800m social

New Facebook chat integration


Chris Jones just did a post on the Inside Windows Live blog about todays beta refresh of Windows Live Essentials. The big news is Messenger now supports Facebook chat. You still get the Facebook social integration you may have seen in the previous beta but now you can directly chat with Facebook friends inside of Messenger. Rock on…that’s Facebook’s 500m connected to the 300m in Messenger.

Connect to Facebook and Windows Live

There is a tonne of other stuff in there refresh which rather than dwell on here, I’ll point you to Chris’s post. A few biggies

  • faster sign in to Messenger
  • Improved facial recognition in Photo Gallery
  • Better handling of Gmail downloading now