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Windows Live Messenger

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  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
Latest version:
2011 2011 30/09/10
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The new Windows Live Messenger, more social than ever

Elena Santos

Review last updated: 08/04/13

Pros
  • Great social features
  • Highly customizable
  • Tabbed conversations
  • New emoticons
Cons
  • No support for Windows XP
  • Twitter is not included among supported services

"The WORST Messenger you could EVER download!"

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I downloaded the new Msn Messenger after getting quite bored of the old 2009 version. I thought they would have fixed up on the errors they had made on the 2009 version. However I soon discovered that I had made a mistake with downloaded the so called 'new' version.

The main problem I found with Windows Live Messenger 2011, is FREEZING. It would work ok if I was only speaking to two friends. But once you are talking to 4 people plus, I noticed that it would keep freezing and when I was typing something to my friends it would take agers to display what I had written! So to stop this from happening I would have to keep signing in and out constantly, which is as you can imagine incredibly annoying to keep persistently doing.

The second issue I came across was changing my display name. It would only allow me to so much as to write my full name as my display name. This I found also incredibly irritating as I like to call my display name whatever I choose.

Thirdly the way the contacts are layed out. It seems as though all your contacts are pushed together at the top in a long big row. Which some may find neat and tidy? Think again. It looks awful like some sort of grid. Not one bit organised like the 2009 version.

Fourthly, I was expecting to see some theme changes. Yet, I can not see any differences with the themes in which I could choose. It seems the upgrade was incredibly pointless. Especially when you have to deal with the constant freezing and having to keep signing in and out.

Conclusion: If you are downloading Windows Live Mesenger 2011, hoping for a constant new upgraged messenger think again. It has given me nothing but hassle and after putting up with my messenger freezing constantly yet again today, I have decided to uninstall and go back to using Messenger 2009. Overall a complete waste of time.

Pros
  • The ONLY pro I can think of about this Messenger is how you can choose who you display your online status too. Otherthan that I can not think of anything good about it.
Cons
  • The list is ENDLESS. The top 'Con' would definately be Freezing.

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