Download Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

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Locate Windows Live Messenger for iPhone in the App Store

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

Windows Live Messenger is known throughout the Web for their outstanding instant messaging services, and the Windows Live Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch App is just as superior. The Windows Live Messenger for iPhone app allows you to instant message with buddy list contacts, view comments and photos, keep in touch on your favorite social networks including Windows Live, Facebook, and Myspace, plus view shared content from YouTube, Flickr and more.

How to Download Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

Before you get started, you will need to follow these steps to install the Windows Live Messenger app to your device:

  1. Locate the App Store on your device.
  2. Tap on the search bar (the text field located at the top) and type in "Windows Live Messenger."
  3. Choose the appropriate app, Windows Live Messenger, as shown above.
  4. Click the blue "Free" button to continue.

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone System Requirements

Be sure your iPhone or iPod Touch meets Windows Live Messenger system requirements or you will not be able to use this app:

  • 16.0 MB available space
  • iOS 3.0 or later
  • WiFi or Mobile web access
  • Windows Live Messenger account

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Download Windows Live Messenger for iPhone from the App Store

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

Next, tap the green "Install" button to download Windows Live Messenger app to your iPhone or iPod Touch device. If you have not recently installed an app, you may be required to enter your Apple ID. Installation for this app may take a few minutes depending on your Internet connection and speed.

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How to Launch Windows Live Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch

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

Once your copy of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch has completed its installation, tap the app's icon from your home screen to continue your process of logging in. The Windows Live Messenger for iPhone app icon appears as a two avatars talking, one blue and one green.

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How to Enable or Disable Notifications on Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

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

Once the Windows Live Messenger for iPhone app has been opened for the first time, a dialogue window will appear asking if you would like to be notified when an instant message or update has been received. If you would like to enable these notifications, tap the gray "Ok" button; if you would like to disable these notifications, tap the blue "Don’t Allow" button to continue.

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How to Login to Windows Live Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch

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

Next, log into Windows Live Messenger for iPhone by entering your username and password into the text fields provided, illustrated above. If you are not yet a member of the network, you can create a free Windows Live account on their website so you may continue to use this app.

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Social Screen on Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

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

Once you are logged into Windows Live Messenger for iPhone, the first screen you will see is the "Social" screen, as illustrated above. This screen shows you all of your friends' updates, photos, social media updates, status messages and news.

To change your view, you are able to slide across the sections at the top of the page so can view:

  • Highlights
  • Recent
  • Me
  • Photos
  • Status Messages

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How to Add Friends and More in Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

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

By tapping the friends tab, located at the bottom of the page in Windows Live Messenger for iPhone, you can start instant messages with friends on your buddy list, accept friend invitations and more.

How to Add Friends on Windows Live Messenger App

By tapping the “+” icon located at the top left hand corner, you are able to type in your friend’s email address and add them to your Windows Live Messenger for iPhone buddy list.

How to Change Availability, Sign Out

By clicking your name in the upper right corner, you can change your availability or sign out of Windows Live Messenger for iPhone. Your availability settings for this app include:

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How to Find Your IMs in Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

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

Tap the "Chats" tab located at the bottom of the Windows Live Messenger for iPhone screen to view all of your chats between you and your Windows Live Messenger contacts. To edit and delete old instant messages, tap the "Edit" button located in the top lefthand corner.

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View, Add Photos to Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

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

Next, tap the "Photos" icon located at the bottom of the Windows Live Messenger for iPhone screen. This screen shows all of the photos that can be viewed on your Windows Live profile.

How to Add Pictures with Windows Live Messenger for iPhone

To add photos to your profile, tap the camera icon located in the top right corner. Select photos from your iPhone or iPod Touch camera roll to upload them to your Windows Live profile. To add a new album, tap the folder (plus sign) icon located in the lefthand corner of the screen. Next, follow the procedures to add a new album to your profile.

Instant Messaging's Brandon De Hoyos also contributed to this article.