Windows Live Messenger 8.5 – A First Look

The guys over at Messenger Adictos have made available the Spanish version of the next version of Windows Live Messenger, 8.5. The installer itself has been wrapped by them and sticks the actual installer in a folder in Program Files, where you can then install Live Messenger. So, I present to you, screenshots of Windows Live Messenger 8.5. I would, though, like to point out that this build (8.5.1235.0517) is unlikely to be the build that will be sent to testers when the beta starts, so the UI could still change before it’s sent out.

Main Contact List Window

The new chat window

The nice thing about this version is it finally installs to a Windows Live folder, rather than the usual MSN Messenger folder. From what I have seen of this version, it looks good, and I’m looking forward to an official build. This new UI change seems to tie up with the new UI we saw in the Live Writer screenshot and the Mail screenshot, so hopefully, Messenger won’t be the only Live product to get updated soon.


Update: The Windows Live Messenger 8.5 Beta has now started.