Windows Live Messenger 2009 leaked, download the WLM BETAThursday, 28 Aug. '0853 comments4
A newer version of the Windows Live Messenger 2009 BETA has been leaked on to the Internet. This latest version carries the build number 14.03921.717 and has a slew of new features and changes since the first version of WLM 9 was leaked.
This version of Windows Live Messenger (dubbed M1) is not completely new as private testers have been using it for quite some time. An even newer version (M2) of the WLM client is expected to reach official BETA testers in the coming weeks.
It's immediately noticeable that this BETA version is significantly different to the one that was leaked last November, with a fresh look and brand new features. Reports also indicate that this is far from the final version of the Messenger client, which is due to be released later this year or in early 2009.
Here are some of the highlights of this version:
- New design
Microsoft is determined to give WLM a new look with every version, and this time is no different. The design has been updated with lots of new shiny and glossy effects (such as glowing text, fade effects and so on) added to the interfaces.
Display Pictures have been moved to the left side of the conversation window and sent messages now have bullet points next to them to make them more distinguishable. Other controls in the chat window have also been moved around and the message typing indicator now shows an animated speech bubble which is quite cool.
The emoticon and wink buttons have been moved to the bottom of the text entry area. The add and modify emoticon windows have also been updated to include the new Vista look, making them look better. We did not find any new hidden or secret smileys in this version of WLM.
This is another new feature that allows you go group your most frequent contacts together for easy access. These contacts are shown before all others in the list.
Groups are a new feature in this version. A
Groupallows for a group conversation with multiple people where you can share photos, documents and other files with everyone else. You can even set a custom Display Picture and message for that group, making it a great feature for networked collaboration between Messenger users.
Other miscellaneous changes since Windows Live Messenger 9.0 include the removal of Shared folders and add-ins. Chat bots (or agents) also have a new robot icon to differentiate them from your human contacts. The font used in the Messenger interface has also been changed.
Download WLM 2009
We've got several different mirrors for you to download Windows Live Messenger 2009 (build 14.03921.717). Start downloading by using one of the mirrors below:
- Mirror 1 | 18.5 MB | RAR File | JCXP.NET
- Mirror 2 | 18.9 MB | RAR File | WinExperts| password: winxperts08
- Mirror 3 | 18.9 MB | MSI Installer | RapidShare
- Mirror 4 | 18.7 MB | RAR File | RapidShare
- Mirror 5 | 18.7 MB | RAR File | LiveShare
Finally, please also note that this is a private BETA version and no support is available. Things can go wrong with the software and you're downloading it at your own risk. Things that may go wrong include crashes, incompatibilities, bugs and malfunctions.
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