Voice, video chat coming to Mac Messenger

Microsoft said the Mac version of its Windows Live Messenger will offer audio and video chat capabilities, at least in beta form, by next year.

Messenger for Mac 7 (Credit: CNET Networks)

In some great news from Mac Mojo, the Office for Mac team blog, it looks like Windows Live Messenger for Mac will receive a major update sometime early next year. The biggest new feature update will be AV support for the personal client, which means users will be able to participate in cross-platform audio and video chat using the personal version of Microsoft Messenger for Mac. They are also working on additional features for the personal Windows Live Messenger client and are on track to preview some of the new implementations at Macworld in January at the MacBU booth. The new Windows Live Messenger for Mac with AV support should be available as a beta sometime early next year.

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