Windows Live Messenger release date confirmed

By Kip Kniskern | Posted October 3, 2008 8 comments

According to an email sent out tonight to users of MSN Direct Spot watches, which will not support the new Wave 3 version, Windows Live Messenger is set to be released on February 10, “2008” (sic).  The email gives the correct start date for the beta (Sept 17, 2008).  Of course it remains to be seen whether or not the release schedule is met, but this gives us some indication of the timetable for Wave 3 final releases.


Thanks to numerous tipsters, and a hat tip to Jonathon Kay for posting on this, as well.

Posted October 3rd, 2008 at 5:02 am
Category: News
Tags: Messenger, Wave 3
  • calum

    Thank you very much for the info Kip. That is very annoying though I think, as many have said that this beta of Windows Live Messenger would not last for long- therefore I was hoping for a release around the start of December :/

    I bought a new laptop today as I had not looked after my other one & I don’t want to have to install any beta software onto it :(

  • JoeM

    February 10, 2008 already past. I think some fact checks need to be done

  • DN2004

    I would imagine Kip realised this and the email is probably a typo, they most likely mean released 10th February 2009

  • zaf

    Febuary 10 2008?
    if its in 2009 thats a bit too late

  • Quikboy

    This must suck for people who subscribe to MSN Direct. Sort of similar to MSN Premium users.

  • Jeremy Bost

    What is MSN Direct Spot?

  • BV2312
  • someone

    They’ve achieved very little from what I see in the public beta ever since 8.5/2008 went gold. And put on a UI change again that isn’t very polished and beautiful.