With Windows Live Messenger, you can do a lot more than send instant messages. You can use it to transmit SMS text messages to mobile devices, transfer files to or play games with contacts, send e-mail, and, with the help of a companion program called Windows Live Call, initiate Voice-over-Internet-Protocol (VoIP) telephone calls . Its primary purpose, however, is to facilitate real-time chats . If you have a webcam, you can also transmit video to your messaging contacts .
Like Internet Explorer, Windows Live Messenger does not use a horizontal menu bar by default. A menu button, located near the upper right corner of the window, opens a set of fly-out submenus:
If you prefer horizontal menus, choose Show The Menu Bar at the bottom of the main menu
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