The popular Live Messenger application for Facebook – embedding MSN directly into your Facebook Profile or Page – has just been re-launched for 2009, to the delight of its 400,000 strong fan-base!
The application has an impressive feature set, allowing your Facebook Friends to chat to you anytime on MSN via your Facebook Profile or Page. Widgets can be embedded on Business Pages, your main personal profile, Boxes tab or Info section.
The application homepage lets you view a real-time contact list with live status updates as well as engage in multiple, tabbed conversations and assign multiple MSN addresses to your Facebook account. The “Live Lounge” has also been introduced, an opt-in feature allowing users to meet and chat with new people from all over the world. There’s also handy access to SkyDrive (Microsoft’s free virtual hard-drive feature), Hotmail, Live Today and your MSN Profile.
Facebook Pages which use the application receive free advertising within the application too. It’s a particularly useful widget for Pages, since it enhances business communication and accessibility, allowing Pages to provide live support or points of contact for their clients…
Notably users don’t actually even need to have an MSN account to chat to their friends, thanks to a unique ‘Visitor‘ sign in system. It means anyone can contact a business or friend from their profile without signing up to MSN. By its very nature, you’re instantly contactable when you are offline facebook or when Facebook’s own rather temperamental chat service is playing up! It’s a useful alternative to the MSN program itself, bypassing security restrictions or network issues as and when they occur, perfect for 3G users coming in and out of hot spots.
The official Windows Live Presence/IM APIs lie at the core of the application, enabling the web based chat functionality and powering the profile widgets.
Get the new Live Messenger for Facebook now and share it with your friends!