MSN Launches Web Messenger
Following a three-month beta test, MSN Web Messenger goes live for remote IM access.Web-based access for MSN Messenger has moved out of test mode. Microsoft Corp.s MSN division launched Web Messenger on Thursday, a move that puts its instant messaging service on par with leading competitors America Online Inc. and Yahoo Inc. when it comes to letting users chat without using a desktop client.
MSN Web Messenger, available as a beta in a limited number of markets since August, lets MSN Messenger members use the service through a Web browser. It is now live in 25 markets, including the United States.