Standalone Web Messenger coming to Windows Live?

Thanks to a tip we learn today that Windows Live users in Singapore now have their own standalone version of Windows Live Web Messenger.  Just by way of a history lesson, MSN Messenger had a standalone web messenger, and then for a while a standalone version of Windows Live Web Messenger was tested, called “messidog”.  Messidog was subsequently built into the Hotmail web interface, and a standalone version disappeared.  Looks like, at least for Singapore (and anyone who cares to log on), it’s back:

webmessengerSGWe went ahead and logged in from here in the US, and had no problems.  No telling whether we’ll see this more broadly, if it’s just a test or a local marketing effort, or a hint at things to come.  Anyway, you can try it out:


Thanks for the tip!