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Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Are you aware of the new “What’s New” feature of Windows Live Messenger 2009 (MSN Messenger 2009)? This new feature keeps you informed of the latest updated of your MSN Messenger friends like their Display Picture and Personal Status Message updates which they made even when you were offline?

If you have not already noticed, just take a look at the bottom of your MSN Messenger main window. Right under the “Contacts List” section and above the (annoying) Advertisements.
MSN Messenger 2009 - Whats New

If you do not see it there, first make sure you are running Windows Live Messenger 2009 Final. If not, you can download it from here.

If (when) you are already running MSN Messenger 2009 Final, go to “Tools > Options…
MSN Messenger 2009 - Tools - Options

In options go to the “Layout” tab and check (enable) “Show the what’s new list“.
MSN Messenger 2009 - Layout - Show Whats New List

Now click on the “OK” button to save changes and you are ready to enjoy this new MSN Messenger 2009 feature.

You can choose your options of what updates you want to receive by clicking on the “What’s new list options…” button on the same screen as above.
MSN Messenger 2009 - Whats New Options

This will take you to the “Manage what’s new from your network” web page on Windows Live site.
Windows Live - Manage whats new from your network

Choose your options and then click on the “Save” button located at the bottom of the page.


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