The new Messenger for Mac 8 with Video Chat is now out of Beta

The new Messenger for Mac 8 with Video Chat is now out of Beta

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Today Messenger for Mac 8 came out of beta! It will be available (soon) as part of the Office for Mac 2011 suite, and is also available as a free standalone download.

Messenger for Mac 8 provides real-time collaboration between Mac users and their Messenger friends, whether those friends are using Messenger on a PC, phone, through Hotmail, or on another Mac. You can use instant messaging, audio, and video calls to communicate with your Messenger contacts by signing in with your Windows Live ID.

Messenger for Mac 8

On September 24th, our Mac team blogged about how their focus will continue to be on features that extend the productivity of Windows Live customers who use Office applications. For this reason, features that fall outside of that mission, such as games or the new social views available in the Windows version of Messenger 2011, won’t be available for the Mac.

We hope you’ll continue to enjoy staying in touch through IM and video chatting with your closest friends on Messenger, across all the devices you and your friends use.

Piero Sierra
Group Program Manager, Windows Live

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  • nice job, but it doensn't look as Windows Live Messenger...

    please keep working at layout and look of Windows eeeh Mac Live Messenger (?) lol

  • Great news, it has been a frustration for years that I couldnt call friends on Mac's with video.

    Off topic I know, but can we ever expect to see video supported by the iPhone version, that would be cool!

  • Kool.. Any news when we will being seeing an update to the skydrive interface. It is way too bad, and its a shame because I really want to use it over Google Docs.

  • adacosta
    91 Posts

    Don't you think its time you moved away from the drawer thing at the side? Apple stop using it in the apps I believe starting with Mac 10.4.

  • Great that this has finally be released but it is stick lacking massively compared to the Windows version