Messenger Plus! Live

I’ve been a big fan of Messenger Plus! since around MSN Messenger 4. In fact, I seem to remember that being the main reason I got rid of MSN Messenger 2. Messenger Plus! adds loads of cool new features to Messenger such as tabbed chats, boss mode, quicktexts, inline formatting, personalized status and more.

The latest version, Messenger Plus! Live was released last night. This version is for Windows Live Messenger only. There are tons of new features and improvements and there is a total interface overhaul with a brand new look. There is a list of features on the Messenger Plus! Live site.

Scripting 

Messenger Plus! Live also provides a great interface for developers. It allows you to write scripts which interact with Messenger using Javascript and you package it as a zip file – similar to Firefox extensions. This means you could do some really crazy things – you could have your nickname show the title of the latest entry from your blog, integrate web services into Messenger or upload all your chat logs as RSS files.

Check out the scripting documentation which contains a tutorial to make a really simple script. Scripting is really awesome. I wouldn’t be surprised if this spawns a few hundred extensions for Messenger, like Firefox has already done. If Microsoft had any sense, they’d buy this and integrate it into Messenger.

Sponsor Program

Messenger Plus! comes with a bundled sponsor program which is spyware. The great thing is that Messenger Plus! allows you to choose not to install it during the installation (say no to the sponsor program). I’m not particularly happy that Messenger Plus! even allows you to choose to install spyware and many people I know have refused to install Messenger Plus! because they believe it contains spyware. 

Other Messenger Enhancements

At the moment I’m using Mess Patch from Mess.be (removes ads, junk from menus+UI), Stuffplug and Screenshot Sender. 

13 thoughts on “Messenger Plus! Live

  1. Heyyy……i have the same problem as Fern…. i can’t download ms live plus! cuz it wont let me but i don’t no why   can any1 help me?? if yes then please please email >>> elwatton@aol.com thnx……………xx.xx.xx…

  2. Hii , I have the same problem as fern and emma , when i try and download msn live plus it downloads the oldest msn , so i cant download the one i want but i dont know y. plz help 

  3. well..
    i have the old version of msn messenger the 7.5 one .. and i need colour
    im lookin for it all across the internet and i cant find a website with it on ..
    do you think you can help me any send me a link which has the msn 7.5 plus on it xx
  4. well..
    i have the old version of msn messenger the 7.5 one .. and i need colour
    im lookin for it all across the internet and i cant find a website with it on ..
    do you think you can help me any send me a link which has the msn 7.5 plus on it xx
  5. Windows Live Messenger is available only to Windows Users. Also, I think it might only be available to people running Windows Vista or XP SP2.

  6. hi guys on the new messener you can hide all the windows to do with messenger but now i cant get them back up plzplzplz help!x

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