According to reliable sources, MSN are preparing to go live with the next version of their widely popular instant messaging client, MSN Messenger.
Tomorrow, the 7th April will mark the 7th version in a long history of MSN Messenger. MSN Messenger originally debuted in July 1999 and Microsoft claims that over 100 million unique users log on to the MSN Messenger service each month.
With the release of version 7 comes new features such as animated Winks (derived from 3 Degrees, a Nudge feature to wake your contacts up and the ability to show your contacts what music you're currently playing.
MSN Messenger has been in Beta testing since late September of 2004. 7 months on the client has gone through some great changes and MSN is finally happy with the result.
Microsoft were unavailable for comment at the time of writing but we're awaiting an official statement regarding the Messenger release.
Meanwhile, MSN Spaces is due out of beta today according to PCMag.
Update: Looks like we have an exclusive download link for you a bit early :) Enjoy
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