Matt Farrington-Smith
05/08/2011 12:10 | By Matt Farrington-Smith, editor, MSN Tech & Gadgets

Messenger app for Android

Chat with your friends on Windows Live Messenger with the Messenger app for Android handsets.

Chat with your friends on this Windows Live Messenger app for Android. Image MSN

Messenger WithYou is a free mobile Messenger for Android.

It gives you the best of Windows Live Messenger on your mobile or your Android tablet. It's just like using Windows Live Messenger on your PC so you can enjoy chatting with all your Messenger contacts, on the go, wherever you please.

There is no charge for sending and receiving messages.

How do I get it?

This Messenger app for Android is available as a free download from the Android Market. Just search for 'Messenger withyou'.

It has a fairly small download size of 1.83MB - but switch to WIFI if your bill provider charges you for data usage.

Alternatively you can download it from the following site on your PC

What can it do?

If you're used to using Windows Live Messenger on your PC you'll be right at home with this Android iteration. A selection of the key features are given below:

Chat to all your friends

The Android Messenger WithYou app allows you to chat with all of your Windows Live Messenger contacts whether they are connected via mobile, tablet, PC or even Xbox 360.


Ability to update your status and change your profile picture.


Send and receive photos and other files.


Get instant notification of new messages and status changes. Configure the app to alert you with a visual notification, sounds and vibrations. New events will also show up in the Android Notification bar when you leave the app running in the background.

More than one conversation

Enables you to hold multiple conversations and use Messenger's Group Chat feature.

Download the Messenger WithYou app from your PC

A Windows Live Messenger app is also available on Apple's iPhone. Get it on iTunes now.

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