Microsoft’s MSN Messenger is now Windows Live Messenger. "It has everything you already love about Messenger—your contact list, emoticons, and instant access to your friends via text, voice, and video—plus new stuff like Sharing Folders, Windows Live Contacts, and more."
What’s new with Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta
- Redesigned, smarter contact cards give you more data about and easier access to your friends
- Your display name, status and personalization roam with you to any computer
- Try PC-to-phone calling with two free calls to virtually any phone in the world (with Verizon Web Calling)
- Better server performance
- Automatic updates
- Improved sign-in performance