First of all, don't get your hopes up thinking it's WLM 9.0 Final; it's still a beta build. So what's the big fuss about this leak? Well the latest build (build 14.0.3921.717) of Windows Live Messenger 9 is supposed to be accessible only by a select group of beta testers as it is not a public beta. But now the leaked version may be downloaded, installed and run by anyone including you and me.

Be warned that existing versions of Messenger Plus Live! or any patches (A-PAtch, Mess Patch, etc) may not work with this build.


Windows Live Messenger 9 Beta features.

Here are some of the confirmed features of the upcoming Windows Live Messenger 9

  • Multiple Points Of Presence Suport - Now you can sign into Messenger v9 from several different locations and remain signed in, In v8.5 and under, signing in at a new pc will sign you out anywhere else.
  • Signature sounds - Make sound signatures instead of just graphical ones
  • Per contact sounds - chose a sound to associate with each of your contacts’ actions
  • Animated Display Pictures - now you can use animated .gif files as your display picture
  • Links in Status Message - Links in the status message are now clickable
  • SPIM reporting - report and block users who spam you via IM.

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