Earlier this week I received an invite for Windows Live Messenger Beta, which I requested from Kristin. Thanks Kristin! I’ve started using it and I think it’s cool and a bit better than Yahoo Messenger. I really like the design of the user interface as well as the cool new features like new emoticons and being able to make PC-to-PC calls.
Windows Live Messenger Beta Features
- Send all your familiar winks and emoticons, plus some cool new ones
- Have real-time text, video and voice conversations*
- Call your friends’ mobile or land-line telephones by signing up for MCI Web
- Calling to make affordable domestic and international calls
- Easily share documents of all kinds with Sharing Folders
- Make free PC-to-PC calls with other Messenger users
*Both parties must have compatible Web cameras, speakers, and microphones.
- Multimedia PC
- Pentium 233 MHz process (500 MHz recommended)
- Microsoft Windows XP
- Minimum 128 MB of RAM (256 MB recommended)
- Up to 50 MB of hard disk space for installation, 15 MB to run the program.
- Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 SP1 or later must be installed on your computer, though it does not need to be your default.
- Minimum 800 x 600 screen resolution
Today, I received a notification that I have 5 invites that I could give away but I’m left with 3 because I already promised one to Abe and another one to a friend. So if you want an invite, just post a comment with your email address. The first four people to post will get the invites. First come, first served!
Anybody else using Windows Live Messenger? Which feature/s do you like best? Please share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.