May 6th, 2006 by Keith

Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0689 Beta

Posted in Fun Stuff, Web Apps, Windows

MSN Messenger

If you have been using MSN Messenger, then Windows Live Messenger is just the next generation of MSN Messenger from Microsoft. Decided to give a different name to the new messenger, discarding the original “MSN Messenger” name, Windows Live Messenger adds more functions and features to your messenger.


  • • 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 with Verizon 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 cams, microphones, and speakers.
Please note that some beta features may not be available immediately.

System Requirements:

  • • 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

The latest release of Windows Live Messenger is WLM Note that, this is downloadable for free, but only invited applicants are able to use the Windows Live Messenger Beta.

Invited applicants can access Ideas Live to download the latest release. Alternative, you may want to wait for notification from Microsoft.

3 Responses to “Windows Live Messenger 8.0.0689 Beta”

  1. Keith Says:

    To add on this article, Windows Live Messenger have gone public. User can register at website and download this Windows Live Messenger version for your use.

  2. arturo Says:


  3. Windows Live Messenger goes Public » SoftSift Says:

    [...] Finally, the long-awaiting Windows Live Messenger is available for public to download. Though it may still be in Beta stage, this time users need to require wait for invitation in order to download and use it. [...]

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