Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta features include:
- Roaming identity of display name, display picture, personal message , status and personalization follow from computer to computer.
- Redesigned and updated contact cards with easy access to contact information.
- Redesigned and updated emoticons, winks, backgrounds and display pictures menus which include a recently used list and easy access to featured content where typically the first 4 are free.
- SMS Phone Book.
- New Contact Emotion.
- Status Menu includes Sign Out.
- Report abuse function.
- Vista Presentation Mode that automatically change the Messenger status to Busy.
- PC-to-phone calling with two free calls to virtually any phone in the world.
- Better server performance.
- Automatic updates.
- Improved sign-in performance.
WLM 8.1 Beta allows users to make high quality PC-to-phone calls to any landline and mobile phone in the world through Verizon Web Calling, a service from Verizon that is behind Microsoft call termination for the Windows Live Messenger. If you’re new Verizon Web Calling users, then you can make two free three-minute phone calls to almost any landline or cell phone to almost every countries worldwide.
Windows Live Messenger 8.1 Beta (resource no longer available).