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Windows Live Messenger for iPhone gets a big update

Microsoft has rolled out a major update for their Windows Live Messenger application on the iPhone, the first update since it's release back in June.

The new update, version 1.1, brings a lot of the Windows Live Messenger 2011 features to the mobile application, including Facebook chat and is now fully supported for iOS 4.0. The major updates fixes a lot of annoyances that was in the first launch, including offline contact filtering and quick status switching. The update allows you to toggle online users, your favourites or your customized contact lists.

Windows Live Messenger for iPhone 1.1 includes the following fixes and updates:

  • iOS 4 fast-switching
  • Facebook chat
  • Friends list filters
  • Hide offline contacts in Settings
  • Faster access to change status & sign-out
  • Support for 31 languages

To activate Facebook Chat support, change your settings on https://profile.live.com/Services and make sure to include Facebook to your list of services. For more information about Windows Live Messenger and Facebook Chat, including how to enable the service on your Essentials Beta 2011, click here.

Download and install Windows Live Messenger 1.1 for iPhone from iTunes on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. (iTunes Link)

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