Download Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

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Windows Live Messenger Discontinued

Windows Live Messenger was discontinued in 2013 after Microsoft bought Skype. The Live Messenger app is no longer available in the App Store, and Microsoft does not support the service. Skype, which has a larger user base, interacts with Microsoft accounts and can be used to communicate with Messenger contacts. This list of 10 Best Mobile Messaging Apps provides additional alternate solutions.

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Locate the Windows Live Messenger App in the App Store

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone
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From checking email to posting photos to sending and receiving IMs, the Windows Live Messenger for iPhone app is one of the easiest and most popular instant messenger apps for mobile users.

Adding and modifying your contacts list is a breeze, and the social networking features supported by Windows Live services make this the most versatile version of Messenger yet.

Download the Windows Live Messenger for iPhone App
To begin using the IM client, users must download the app from the App Store. Follow these easy steps to begin installing your copy of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone:

  1. Locate and tap the App Store icon on your Apple device.
  2. Click the Search icon from the menu located along the bottom of the screen.
  3. Enter "Windows Live Messenger" and select the appropriate app.
  4. Click the Free button to continue.

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Install Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone
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Next, click the green Install button to continue the download and installation of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone app on your phone or iPod device.

If you have not installed other apps recently, you may be prompted to enter your Apple ID password. This password is created from your iTunes account, typically when adding your credit card or other payment options. The Windows Live Messenger for iPhone app is free, and you are charged for this download.

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How to Log In to Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone
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Your Windows Live Messenger for iPhone download and installation is now complete. You can now sign in to your new client to start sending and receiving IMs, share pictures and more.

How to Sign In to Windows Live Messenger for iPhone
Ready to get started? Locate the Windows Live Messenger app icon, which consists of a green and blue avatar on a light blue background, and tap it to launch the IM client on your device.

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Enter Your Windows Live Messenger ID and Password

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone
Microsoft product screen shot reprinted with permission from Microsoft Corporation.

Next, enter your Windows Live Messenger for iPhone ID and password into the fields provided by the app. Enter these items using the iPhone or iPod Touch's QWERTY keyboard. Once complete, click Sign in to log in to your Windows Live Messenger for iPhone app.

Users can also mark the check box next to "Remember my password" for easier sign in with subsequent uses. This option should only be used if you are the sole user of the device or are not concerned about access by others to your account.