How to Sign In To Windows Live Messenger
Once upon a time, the MSN messenger was the only instant messenger available, and it was a force to reckon with. The green man icon indicating that you are online, the red man icon indicating that you are offline; the orange icon indicating you are busy had its appeal. It was later on rebranded as Windows Live Messenger and has been officially known so although many of us still refer to it as MSN messenger. As per Microsoft, in 2009, the messenger service was used by over 330 million active people across the world each month.
With a few upgrades, the Windows Live Messenger still has a staunch following of loyalists across the world. Let us go through a step by step procedure of how to sign in to Windows Live Messenger.
Before signing in to the Windows Live Messenger, you will have to sign up for a new account so that you can engage in IM (Instant messaging) with other messenger contacts.
- Use your browser and go to the Windows Live sign up the website
- Hit the “Sign Up” button
- You will get the Windows Live Messenger account fields. You have to enter your information in the fields given.
o Windows Live Id – You have to choose a screen name that you want to be known by and enter this in that field. This will be the id you will have to use every time to sign in. You can choose from either a hotmail.com or a live.com id.
o Password – Choose a combination of a strong password to keep your account safe. You will have to key this in each time you want to sign in to your Windows Live Messenger.
o Personal Information – In this field, you will have to enter your personal information like your first name, last name, country, gender, age, zip code, etc.
- After entering all the required information, you will have to hit “I Accept,” and this will complete your Windows Live Messenger sign up.
- This is essential for you to sign in to the Windows Live Messenger
How to Use the Windows Live Messenger Sign In
Once you sign up for a Windows Live Messenger account, you can start using the Messenger client easily. In order to use the Windows Live Messenger sign in, you need to follow a few basic steps:-
- In the given field, key in your Windows Live ID and password.
- You will also have the option of choosing your status before signing into the IM client.
o Availability: Usually by default, you will sign in to Windows Live Messenger with your status as "available," You could also choose "away," "busy," or "appear offline," so that you do not get Instant Messages (IMs) from anyone other than those whom you initiate an IM session with.
o Remember Me: You can tick on this option if you want your system to remember your Windows Live ID. It is recommended that this option is not ticked if you are using a public computer (for security reasons).
o Remember My Password: You can tick on this option if you want your system to remember your password. It is again recommended that this option is not ticked if you are using a public computer (for security reasons).
o Automatic Sign In This option lets the Windows Live Messenger start automatically when you start the IM client.
Once you have entered all the required information, you can hit "Sign in" and login to the Windows Live Messenger and then use it as per your requirements.