New Windows Live Messenger 2010 screenshot reveals social features

A new Windows Live Messenger Wave 4 Milestone 3 screenshot has leaked onto the Internet, spotted by LiveSide.net.  Neowin can confirm the screenshot is genuine and looks identical to ones we have seen and published over the past few months.

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From the screenshot you can see a collapsible “social” pane on the left hand side which includes the latest posts from Facebook and Windows Live.  Windows Live Messenger also appears to have support for more social networks than just Facebook and Windows Live, similar to what Windows Phone 7 Series is receiving.

Facebook integration not only shows the feed, but looks like it will allow commenting, photos and filtered feeds, including highlights, recent, my profile (me), photos and more.  It doesn’t appear from the screenshot that Windows Live Messenger allows Facebook Chat, but Facebook recently opened its XMPP chat protocol to the masses so it could be possible in future.

Microsoft has also included SkyDrive support, possibly for sharing photos, documents and storage media.  A new way to share your online photo albums with your contacts is shown.  Note: “Mary North” has posted “via SkyDrive.”

The Inside Windows Live team also posted a short history of Windows Messenger recently, including a screenshot of the new emoticons:

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