Its easy to forget Windows Live is the biggest IM network in the world, with over 300 million users. Facebook however everyone has heard of, and it will serve as a bit of a reminder of WLM’s scale that it is now the 2nd biggest app on the massive social network, only second to CityVille from Zynga and ahead of the notorious Farmville.
Even better, according to AppData stats collected by newsgrange.com while WLM is on its way up, adding 300,000 over the last week, CityVille is on its way down, losing almost 600,000 users over the same period.
Windows Live Messenger integrates with Facebook, allowing Facebook chat access and also updates with a much better interface than available on the website itself.
Hopefully the ascendancy of the app will remind others that Microsoft still has a very relevant product.