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Messenger Reviver 2.2.2

Keep using Windows Live Messenger even after Microsoft shuts it down

by Bob Thornton

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 15 May 2013
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Downloads To Date: 2889
Developer: Jonathan Kay
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Messenger Reviver
Keep using Messenger for longer with Messenger Reviver

All good things must come to an end, and when Microsoft acquired Skype it was only going to be a matter of time before the likes of Messenger and Windows Live Messenger bit the dust. But just because a service has been terminated, it does not mean that you have to stop using it. If Skype is not your IM client of choice, Messenger Reviver 2 enables you to tick with the software you know and love.

When you run the program it will check to see whether or not you have a version of Messenger installed. If you do not have it, the software will be downloaded for you. If the program is already available, it will be modified so that you will no longer be forced into upgrading to Skype.

At its heart, that’s all there is to Messenger Reviver. It simply enables you to keep using Messenger by blocking the upgrade to Skype. It can be used with Windows Messenger as well as the 2009, 2011 and 2012 versions of Windows Live Messenger, so no matter which edition you like to use, there is an option available to you.

Once up and running, your modified  version of Messenger can be used to chat with other people who have also made use of Messenger Reviver, as well as those who have decided to make the switch to Skype. It’s not clear whether the program will continue to work indefinitely, but even if it does not, you are at least extended a little extra time to work with your preferred chat client.

Verdict:

Microsoft’s Messenger tool is given a new lease of life despite attempts to kill it off.

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WhatsApp Messenger 2.18.110

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WhatsApp Messenger is the world's most popular instant messaging app for smartphones.

You can use it to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, videos, even call your friends in other countries, and because it uses your phone's internet connection it might not cost you anything at all (depending on whether you'll pay data charges).

It's easy to set up and use. There's no need to create and remember new account names or pins because it works with your phone number, and uses your regular address book to find and connect you with friends who use WhatsApp already.

You can talk one-to-one or in group chats, and because you're always logged in there's no way to miss messages. Even if your phone is turned off, WhatsApp will save your messages and display them as soon as you're back online.

There's plenty more (location sharing, contact exchange, message broadcasting) and the app is free for a year, currently $0.99/ year afterwards.

What's New in Version 2.18.110 

• It’s now easier to start group voice and video calls. Just tap the call button in groups or select "New group call" when starting a new call in the calls tab. Group calls support up to 4 participants.

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