Reviewed by Aalaap Ghag. Aalaap wasn’t impressed. From the review:
With nothing substantial (and relevant to communication) left to innovate on, both are scrambling, with eccentric features in their next-of-kin products, to woo the cosmetic-happy crowd over from each other’s user base. Features like display pictures and high quality emoticons are understandably well received and up to a certain extent, also quite useful. But features like Yahoo’s Audibles and IMvironments are simply a waste of time and bandwidth. Till version 6.2, MSN Messenger had only the good and useful features – display pictures and high quality emoticons, but now they’ve gone and done it too.
Let’s take a peek at the reasons why I won’t be upgrading to the new MSN Messenger 7.0, unless my life depends on it.
In fairness I should say that I have talked to a lot of folks that love the features Aalaap doesn’t like. Read the whole review.
And after you’re done reading the review, if you haven’t played with the beta yet, I suggest downloading Messenger 7 Beta and trying it out for yourself.
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