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Web Messenger in Hotmail

A look at the new web messenger feature embedded directly within the Hotmail web interface.
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By Zack Whittaker, Writer-editor on
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Sign in from your Hotmail main window; it already knows your username and password.

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If you're already signed in, it will notify you in the status bar at the bottom-right of the window,near your emails. This is where other Messenger style notifications will appear.

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The "People" tab will tell you who is in your contact list, including Messenger contacts.

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By selecting a Messenger contact, you have the option to send them an instant message.

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Lo and behold, instant messaging as if it was really Messenger. You can use emoticons, nudge them and even see their static display picture.

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