Windows Live Messenger 9.0 BETA still active, download Live Messenger 9Sunday, 3 Feb. '08187 comments3.98
The BETA version of Windows Live Messenger 9.0 (which was leaked last November) is still active and being widely used by a large number of users. In this article we discuss the big new features and you can grab the download link for Messenger 9.
While Microsoft has been silent on the whole issue, no further BETA versions of Messenger 9 have been released since the very first BETA version of Live Messenger 9.0 was leaked by a user shortly after the testing program started.
There is no word on when the final version of Messenger 9.0 will be released to the public, but the fact that users have not been blocked from using the 9.0 BETA indicates that there are no major issues with the newest version of Messenger. When released, WLM 9.0 will replace the current Live Messenger 8.5 as the very latest Messenger version.
WLM's features are growing at a faster pace than any other IM client, and this version adds many new and exciting features, including:
- Animated Display Pictures
This is a feature that has been vastly requested since the days of MSN Messenger 6.0 when the "Display Picture" feature was first added. Users wishing to use GIF animations as display pics have had their wishes granted in this version.
- Signature Sounds
Messenger 9.0 also introduces a brand new feature in its Signature Sounds. In a nutshell, this allows you to choose the sound that your friends hear when you sign-in or send them a message. Quite a cool and innovative feature!
- Contact Sounds
These are sounds that you can assign to your contacts, and the sound will play each time that contact messages you. Great way to tell who has just messaged you by just hearing the sounds played by messenger!
Download Live Messenger 9.0
You can download Windows Live Messenger 9.0 (build 9.0.1407.1107) for free from any of the links below.
September 2008 update: a newer BETA build called WLM 2009 M1 is now available for download.
- Download Live Messenger 9.0 - 16.8 MB Zip Archive (Mirror 1)
- Download Live Messenger 9.0 - 17.3 MB MSI file (Mirror 2)
- Download Live Messenger 9.0 - 17 MB RAR (Mirror 3)
We have verified the installer's Digital Signature (and you can do so yourself once you have downloaded it), and this is the official Windows Live Messenger 9.0 installer from Microsoft.
June 2008 update:
Several new download mirrors have been added as some of you were having trouble downloading the file from the original link.
For more items see the February '08 news archive page.
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