IM+ for WP7 will not support Windows Live Messenger

Following on from the announcement that popular all-in-one instant messaging software IM+ was today submitted to WP7 Marketplace, WMPU reader Tej Palladino Peters asked whether this app would contain support for Windows Live Messenger. The answer? No.

There have long been complaints about the “official” Messenger client, Messenger by Miyowa, and here, as with the removal of other Messenger clients, it seems Microsoft are actively preventing third party competitors. WLM users can look forward to excellent Messenger integration in the forthcoming Mango update; however, until Mango rolls out, it seems we’ll have to be satisfied with what we have.