By today the whole world will know that a new build of Windows Live Messenger 2009 has been released. Here are the answers to some popular questions that might arise.
- How can I upgrade Messenger? Do I have to?
You can upgrade Messenger by downloading its web installer. Upgrading is recommended, yet not mandatory.
- Do Messenger add-ons work with the updated version?
Yes. Here is a list of Messenger add-ons that are known to work:
- Messenger Plus! Live
- Do Messenger skins in PLSK format work?
That depends on the skins and their “restriction” settings. For example, Plus!Patch needs an update to work with this version. (If you are an experienced user, you may safely edit the SkinInfo.xml to get it running; Messenger’s new build number is 8089.) Will Ingles notes:
People can safely upgrade to this new build without worrying about their skins breaking. Messenger Plus! also seems to be working perfectly fine on this new build.
- Can I still turn those Windows Aero frames off?
For your convenience, I am working on an updated version of Messenger Aero Switcher. Stay tuned for more information about this soon.