Exclusive look at Messenger Plus! Live 4.50

Posted by absorbation on Sat 17 Nov 2007 (12:21 GMT) (129898 views)
Messenger Plus! Live 4.50 has been in beta testers hands for a few weeks now, and there are some significant changes. A new design, numerous tweaks and some impressive new features really make this release one of the best ever. Here are the main changes:


Messenger Plus! Live's main new feature is fully integrated skins within Messenger! The program manages skins, allows skin creators to develop them easier than ever before (no more .rle issues) and customize Messenger's design to its full potential. It is seriously impressive and I bet more skins like the ones available for MSN Messenger. Skins will be made faster and in a larger quantity. Windows Live Messenger itself could not implement this feature better. Skinning also allows manipulation of Messenger's windows, something which was never possible before. You can see a basic example of this happening in the screenshot below:


Messenger Plus! Live has fully integrated its design with Windows Live Messenger 8.5, but with additional tweaks that Messenger itself can benefit from. Check a look at some screenshots in our gallery and see the new design for yourself.

Changes to contact list clean-up

The new contact list clean up wizard has two modes: one for the contacts on your list and one for the contacts that have you on their list. This helps you know the people you have deleted that still have you in their contact list and who knows you may want to add them again.

Event notifications within conversations

This feature notifies you of your contact events in the chat window themselves, in the area where 'user is typing' is generally displayed. This is mostly visible if you're using Windows Live Messenger 8.5.

Chat logging

The chat log viewer has had various improvements, which can make the script we talked about, Log Manager seem a little dated. However, new features such as a print preview menu, faster browsing their ability to search within multiple logs, reading over old chats is better than ever.


A new debug window is present and the script editor window now has line numbers and the ability to close off certain sections. Basically the script editor is now more practical and similar to that of most modern code editors.


  • An additional options menu has been adding to contact cards.
  • Encrypted log files an now have an optional password hint.
  • Event notifications such as when a contact signs out is enabled by default.
  • The installer system has been improved with a bigger uninstaller menu and is faster on Windows Vista.
  • An option has been added that allows you to hide your 'contact is typing a message notification', something we have already talked about in the past.
  • You can show your currently installed scripts with the (!SVER) command.
  • A /exit command has been added which closes all current chats and exits Messenger.
  • There is now 'disable sign-out confirmation when chats are opened' option in the Customize section of the preferences.

I can assure you the changelog goes on and on and on and you will notice the various little tweaks for yourself. The list above are just the main changes. However, what you will really notice is the development of skins. If you are skinner don't think we have been skinning for long, testers only got it enabled as of yesterday, so you are pretty much in the same shoes as us.

View some screenshots in our gallery
Download the current release of Messenger Plus! Live

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Comment by Sofia
Posted on Mon 26 Oct 2009 (20:35 GMT)
Well is this compactable with my messegner
Thanky Nice Post

Comment by spor
Posted on Sat 01 Aug 2009 (22:46 GMT)
ReaLLy, iS it so beautifuL ?.

Comment by izafet
Posted on Thu 09 Jul 2009 (11:22 GMT)
i use it. its better than yahoo

Comment by ucuz uçak bileti
Posted on Thu 26 Mar 2009 (13:45 GMT)
i use it. its better than yahoo

Comment by uçak bileti
Posted on Thu 26 Mar 2009 (13:44 GMT)
i really liked this version

Comment by noah
Posted on Fri 07 Nov 2008 (17:16 GMT)
its not nice messenger its dirty i hate this messenger

Comment by malcolm
Posted on Fri 07 Nov 2008 (17:05 GMT)
cool its dam cool fucking,sexy messenger just fucking

Comment by xoxo
Posted on Mon 30 Jun 2008 (18:06 GMT)
I love messenger plus!
How can you add another messenger account so you can be on both of your accounts?
Is that possible?

Comment by Greg
Posted on Mon 17 Mar 2008 (12:01 GMT)
it looks good but i don't have it i want to go get it now!

Comment by Thiva
Posted on Sun 09 Mar 2008 (00:57 GMT)

Comment by Texas Auto Iinsurance
Posted on Fri 07 Mar 2008 (11:38 GMT)
Wow Looks great.Live Plus is very good.

Comment by topmovierentals
Posted on Sun 17 Feb 2008 (21:20 GMT)
ICQ & yahoo messenger are still better!

Comment by Coley
Posted on Thu 20 Dec 2007 (12:25 GMT)
when can i download version 8.5
if i can already can you send me a link to where i can download it

Comment by b a s h a
Posted on Sat 15 Dec 2007 (15:04 GMT)
don't speak english sorry

Comment by pilou
Posted on Tue 11 Dec 2007 (14:25 GMT)

Comment by nerea
Posted on Mon 10 Dec 2007 (18:06 GMT)
no entiendo...

Comment by muhammet çobanoğlu
Posted on Sun 09 Dec 2007 (19:22 GMT)
muhammet çobanoğlu

Comment by Laxizii
Posted on Thu 06 Dec 2007 (19:27 GMT)
wow! just can't wait for it to be released!

Comment by Sas Dávid
Posted on Wed 05 Dec 2007 (12:43 GMT)
Nevem Sas Dávid

Comment by saifer
Posted on Tue 04 Dec 2007 (16:15 GMT)
does it works with messenger 9.0 beta??

Comment by antonino
Posted on Mon 03 Dec 2007 (22:56 GMT)
quando esce la nuova versione plus? io ho ancora quella di giugno

Comment by Karim
Posted on Mon 03 Dec 2007 (02:24 GMT)
lol, not really, cause i have messenger 9.0 too

Comment by the andyman
Posted on Sun 02 Dec 2007 (22:20 GMT)
Yes it should be compatible with the new Windows Live Messenger 9 beta, although only authorized, invited testers should be using that version. The latest public release was 8.5 (aka version 2008), version 9 is a private beta.
Messenger Plus! Live 4.50 should be released to the public this week.

Comment by Wesley
Posted on Sun 02 Dec 2007 (18:52 GMT)
Well is this compactable with my messegner 9.0?

Comment by M∏∆∏Й
Posted on Sun 02 Dec 2007 (14:03 GMT)
Yeah Awesome, Make The Possible, As Soon As Posible, I'm waiting 4 Messenger Plus! Live 4.50

Comment by dav91
Posted on Sun 02 Dec 2007 (12:20 GMT)
Very coooool!!!
I can't wait anymore, please release it soon!


Comment by matheus
Posted on Fri 30 Nov 2007 (13:27 GMT)

Comment by Chim
Posted on Fri 30 Nov 2007 (09:07 GMT)
OMG !! It's Awesome
is it include WLM 9 ?!!

Comment by the craziest girl
Posted on Fri 30 Nov 2007 (07:55 GMT)
i cant wait for it to be there....i cant live without the messenger plus and now i have messenger 9 beta and i need the updates...come on i wanna download it...its really AMAZING

Comment by zioon
Posted on Thu 29 Nov 2007 (09:55 GMT)
i'm sooooo exciting for this new version

Comment by pollaki
Posted on Thu 29 Nov 2007 (01:56 GMT)
Very cool!!

Comment by John
Posted on Wed 28 Nov 2007 (13:24 GMT)
Will it be supported in WLM 9.0 beta I love to do betas but it always kills your awesome application.

Comment by lamri
Posted on Tue 27 Nov 2007 (20:23 GMT)
i don't speak english sorry

Comment by Dédé
Posted on Tue 27 Nov 2007 (02:11 GMT)
A Really Really Cool feature would be to improve the tabbed chat.. having an option to untab a specific convo, like draggin a convo out of the tabbed chat

Comment by Crisitan Mardones Silva
Posted on Mon 26 Nov 2007 (08:28 GMT)
I will be waiting for the new version of messenger plus. It will be fun to make new things. This news find great, it is hoped that it will soon be available.


Comment by Matti
Posted on Sat 17 Nov 2007 (16:09 GMT)
Yessss... can't wait to get on skinning again! The problems with WLM8+ skinning held me off for way too long, it's time to get on skinning again. And this is the best reason I can get I guess!

I (L) Plus!

Comment by absorbation
Posted on Sat 17 Nov 2007 (15:17 GMT)
The skinning feature should not be underestimated on any account. I will posting the ins and outs of this awesome new feature sometime next week .

Comment by NanaFreak
Posted on Sat 17 Nov 2007 (13:10 GMT)

i so cant wait for the new version... I WANT BETA TESTER! ]=

Comment by Chris
Posted on Sat 17 Nov 2007 (13:09 GMT)
All sounds very good, especially the theme system!

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