Windows Live Messenger is deeply integrated intoÂ the upcoming ‘Mango’ release of Windows Phone OS. Today Microsoft detailed the integrationÂ ofÂ service within the messaging hub.
Itâ€™s not an appâ€”itâ€™s built into the Messaging hub â€“ The hub experiences like Messaging, People, and more on Windows Phone are a powerful way to connect and share on your terms. On Windows Phone Mango release, Messenger is a built-inÂ part of the Messaging hub, making it easier and faster to access in the most intuitive place. Thereâ€™s no app to download and no separate experience to
Messenger chat â€“ Chat comes with all the best features of classicÂ Messenger like IM and presence, emoticons, and MPOP (multiple points of
presence, meaning you can be online in Hotmail and on your phone at the same time). Just click on the Messaging hub and your friendsâ€™ list, personal presence, and more are right at your fingertips. It works seamlessly with any other Messenger experience your friends are using, whether itâ€™s on the PC, in Hotmail, or on their other devices.
Connected services, starting with Facebook Chat â€“ If youâ€™re one of the more than 25 million people whoâ€™ve already connected Facebook to Windows Live, then youâ€™re all set to use Facebook Chat from the new Windows Phone. If you havenâ€™t yet, just quickly connect it from your phone and youâ€™re good to go.
IM and SMS in one easy place with seamless switching â€“ The Messaging hub is one easy place for your IM and SMS chat threads and conversation history, which appear in one simple list. When you start a new thread, Windows Phone automatically picks the richest service for you to chat with your friend.
Photo sharinglocallyor from the cloud â€“ As you IM, you can easily insert photos into your conversation to bring it to life. Take a new
photo right now to show the smile on your face or the quirky scene across the street, pick from the camera roll on your phone, or share from any of your albums on SkyDrive or Facebook.
Group chat â€“ Since Messenger is about friends and families, we also wanted to make sure you can connect in groups.
Voice to text â€“ Say what you want to say in your own voice (and avoid texting while driving). The Messaging hub comes with built-in voice recognition, letting you speak your next message whether youâ€™re using IM, SMS, or both.
Check out the Windows Live’s blog for more visualÂ tour of above features. Added to this, Skype integration could be more cool. But Microsoft said that they have no details other than Skype app coming to Windows Phone 7 later this year.