Windows Live Essentials

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Windows Live Messenger 2011

Windows Live Messenger brings together updates from across the web to one place, so you don't need to go to all of your social networks to see what's going on with your friends.
More than just chatting.

HD Video Chatting

Have more fun with your friends. Chat face–to–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.

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.

Social Updates right in Messenger

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, LinkedIn and MySpace.

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* For HD video chat, both you and your friend need to have an HD webcam and a recent version of Messenger installed on your computer.

Not all Windows Live Essential features are available on all systems. For system requirements, please see:


Social Updates right in Messenger

To add the social networking websites you use to Messenger

  1. Start Windows Live Messenger. Click the Start button. In the search box, type Messenger, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Live Messenger.
  2. In the lower-right corner of your Messenger window, in the Connected to section, click Add, and then click Connect more services.
  3. Click the name of the service you want to add, and then follow the instructions to connect to that service.

Chat in HD Video