The Windows Live Video messages Beta website will retire on July 21, 2010, users of this beta preview were informed in a recent e-mail.
After this date, you won’t be able to send, receive, or view video messages using the website. If you have video messages that you want to keep, you’ll need to save them to your computer before this date.
Originally released September 9, 2008, Windows Live Video messages allowed sending and receiving video messages recorded from webcam with your Windows Live contacts, even if they are offline. With Messenger Wave 4 launching soon and focusing on Webcam enhancements as well as integrating the Video messages feature, the stand-alone beta is going to shut down in 60 days from now. After July 21, you will not be able to recover sent and received messages. If you want to retain them, download them now.
How-to: Download your messages from the Windows Live Video messages portal
- Go to the Video Messages Beta website and sign in with your Windows Live ID.
- Open a video message and then click the Save button. (You can only save video messages if the sender has given you permissions to save or forward their video message.)
- Choose a location on your computer, enter a name for the file, and then click Save.