Hotmail Messenger | The Transition From Windows Live To Messenger To Hotmail & Now To Outlook.com
Hotmail Messenger or Windows Live Messenger was one of the most prominent web based social connection platform for people from around the world, from the early 2000’s to late 2000. It was developed by Microsoft and was used by millions of people from around the world to send instant messages online and in real time. The only thing required was a Hotmail account.
Windows Live Messenger was first introduced in August of 2004. After a successful Windows Live Messenger download you could see all the contact list of your MSN Hotmail account who had messenger downloaded in their PC as-well. In the September of 2007, Microsoft started developing a new version of the brand and named it Windows Live Web Messenger. The new Hotmail Messenger platform featured a new user interface, personal status messages and display picture for your account. But, in late 2008 Microsoft finally announced that it was shutting it’s shutter down and decided to integrate the service into the large Windows Live Hotmail.
What is Windows Live Hotmail?
Windows Live Hotmail, basically is a previously branded name for Hotmail. Hotmail which was a web mail product of Microsoft, is now officially known as Outlook.com To know more about the transition from Hotmail to Outlook click here. So, how exactly could you use Windows Live Hotmail now? Well, if you’ve been an old Microsoft account holder and have already signed up for a Microsoft account. Then you could simply sign in Hotmail or Outlook.com with your old email address. All you need to do is go to the new Hotmail sign in page.
How To Sign In Windows Live Hotmail/ Hotmail Messenger Sign In
Before, moving ahead you should keep in mind that Microsoft has officially closed it services of the Windows Live Messenger. That means that you will now not be able to download the latest version of Windows Live Messenger. But, there is one thing that you could do if you’d want to sign in to MSN. There is an official website of MSN through which you could access some of the services that Messenger still provides. Follow these instructions carefully-
Go to www.msn.com
Now as shown on the picture below. Click Sign In
But, if you don’t have a Hotmail email account yet and you should first sign up
Hotmail Messenger Download
Windows Live Messenger, was one of the most downloaded messenger program on the market. But, unfortunately the download rate of the application has dropped down a lot when it comes to comparing with other messaging applications that you get in your mobile’s app stores today. Although, there are claims that you could still download the latest version of Windows Live Hotmail in your computer. I can not assure you that. Since, the shutting down of Messenger, Microsoft has officially launched no apps under the brand name Hotmail Messenger or Windows Live Messenger. Even if you search for it in your mobile phones, you will find no such messenger apps. All you could find there, is the new Outlook.com mobile app. You can download it for free in any platform, whether that’d be Apple products or Android.