WINDOWS LIVE MESSENGERFatima Salem201011056Col 270-506 New Version
INTRODUCTION• Windows Live Messenger is a type of instant messaging, it helps people to send and receive messages at the same time using computers or handhelds.• The texts goes through the network or the internet and the other client receives it immediately.• Advanced instant messaging allow people to communicate through audio calls and video calls.
DEFINITION Previously called MSN Messenger, Microsofts Windows Live Messenger is an advertisement- supported instant messaging service. It currently has more than 27 million active registered users worldwide. WLM offers file sharing, PC-to-PC calling, time-stamped messages, offline notifications and other features. In 2006, Microsoft and Yahoo announced an interoperability agreement which would allow users on either system to communicate with each other. WLM is available for the PC and mobile applications also.(webopedia)
Microsoft company is the developer of this program and it was released in July 22, 1999; 12 years ago as MSN Messenger
WHY IS IT POPULAR It’s one of the most popular instant messaging program because it’s easy to use, allows people to share messages with Yahoo messenger and it provides many useful features such as audio and video calls, sharing files and photos. It’s available in 50 languages.
WHY DO USE IT It is the most widley used instant messaging program. To communicate with people from all over the world. It is a direct way of sending and receiving messages. To share files and photos with friends. To make audio and video calls.
HOW TO USE ITStep 1Get a free E-mail address preferably from Hotmail, by clicking Sign Up, and then Free. Fill out the form to create your E-mail Account. If you already have an email address and it is not a hotmail account, go to Microsoft Live Official Website, click Sign In, click Sign Up, and select the option that says "Yes, use my e-mail address." There, you can sign up for a Windows Live ID, which will allow you to use MSN Messenger. Keep checking your email account for an email sent from MSN used to activate your ID.
HOW TO USE IT Step 2-Download MSN Messenger by going to the download website and clicking "Get It Free.“ Step 3-Launch MSN Messenger. Step 4-Log In Step 5-Add a contact, a person to talk to, by clicking "Add A Contact" on the Contacts menu.
HOW TO USE IT Step 6-When/If the person is online, a green figure will appear beside their name in your contact list. Double click on their name and type a greeting into the lower rectangular box. Step 7-Engage in conversation if they reply. If desired, many options can be taken from here. You can select an action to take by selecting something from the Actions menu on the conversations toolbar.
ADDITIONAL TIPS Create a cool name, personal message, and display picture for yourself by clicking Options on the Tools menu. If you have a web cam you can take a cool picture of you and use it as your display picture instead of the ready given ones
WARNING If someone tries to send you an unexpected or unusual file, ask them first. Even if you trust them, there is a good chance that the virus e-mailed itself to you without he/she being aware. Run a virus scan on the file you receive to make sure nothing nasty has snuck onto your computer. There are many viruses that are spread using MSN Messenger. These viruses usually send an automated message, along the lines of: Hey! Heres pics of me!", or similar. Never tell anyone your e-mail password under any circumstances.
HOW TO INSTALL IT (STEP1) Openthe Windows Live Messenger download page from their website.
HOW TO INSTALL IT (STEP2) Click "Get it free".
HOW TO INSTALL IT (STEP3)A box will appear with three options, "Run", "Save" or "Cancel".
HOW TO INSTALL IT (STEP4) If you wish to install windows live messenger later, click save. To open it later, find where you saved the file and skip to step 6.
HOW TO INSTALL IT (STEP5) If you wish to automatically open the windows messenger set up, click "run" and wait for the squares to fill the white field.
HOW TO INSTALL IT (STEP6) A wizard called windows messenger set up should appear. When it does, select your options, and it will start installing windows live messenger on your computer. You are ready to chat!
FEATURES Sharing folders: Sharing Folders will be a new and simple way for you to share personal photos, documents, and files with your Messenger contacts. You will be able to create a Sharing Folder by simply dragging files onto a contact name in Messenger. This will create an exact copy of the files on both you and your contacts computers, and create a Sharing Folder that can be accessed from Messenger, and on the desktop. The Sharing Folders will work pretty much like the PC folder experience you already know, so it will make sense right away. Just like in Windows, you will be able to drag and drop, get different views of files, copy, paste, etc. You will be able to access a Sharing Folder from your desktop, to manage files whether online or offline. And a Sharing Folder requires virtually zero setup or configuration, and efficiently handles file synchronization without any fuss.
FEATURES• Voice calling: This feature will let users who sign up for Windows Live phone call (provided by a Microsoft partner) to easily call landline and mobile phones. You will be able to set up a Windows Live Call account through the Messenger interface and start making calls within minutes. You will be able to purchase minutes upfront, then add minutes when your balance runs low. One of the great things about this will be that you will be able to use it to make really affordable domestic and international calls. You will be able to make PC-to-PC calls for free, with no need to sign up for a Windows Live phone call account, so long as you and your Messenger contact both have compatible speakers and microphones (or headsets).
FEATURES Offline messaging: You will be able to send messages to your contacts even when theyre offline. They will receive the message as soon as they sign in again.
FEATURES• Album Viewer: Windows Live Messengers album viewer is based on Windows Live Photo Gallery and provides users a photo viewing experience for photo albums shared via Windows Live Skydrive and Facebook. The album viewer is interactive and supports full screen and slideshow modes, as well as viewing and uploading comments on Facebook and Windows Liv SkyDrive albums. It also supports people tagging for Windows Live SkyDrive. The album viewer closely resembles the Microsoft Silverlight counterpart for web photo albums present on Windows Live Photos.
FEATURES Games and applications: There are various games and applications available in Windows Live Messenger that can be accessed via the conversation window by clicking on the games icon, and challenging your friend or contact to a competition in a game, or inviting them to launch a shared external application.
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