Messenger 6.0

Acouple of nights ago, I mentioned that I would like to see the “appear offline” feature in Messenger work better.

Apparently I am not the only one. However there is a difference between myself and this other blogger in our feelings about Messenger. I do NOT dislike the software, in fact, I like it a lot. Its a convenient IM app that I can use both at home and work to talk to so many people.

First off, as far as I know the first of his two reasons for not being able to stand Messenger relates to the fact that he has chosen “sign in automatically” for his Passport. This can be also undone by going into the options and choosing not to sign in when logging into Windows and connected to the Internet.

While the software may not completely custom made for all my needs I have to say it has come a long way over the past few years and is much better than most other chat applications I have ever used.

The newest version does a great job of allowing even the most basic users customize the interface. I expect this will help adoption rates considerably. Not to mention, messaging in ink is cool!

So while I might be able to understand why someone might be disappointed by a couple of features of Messenger. Nothing stands out strong enough to make me add it to the list of “Software I Cannot Stand“.

One comment on “Messenger 6.0

  1. Steve Clarke says:

    There’s no excuse for having released MSN Messenger 6.0 without the ability to sign on in “Appear Offline” mode and then uncloak as desired. It’s unconscionable.

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