Ever wished you could talk about last night’s game with other die-hard sports fans, or find other video gamers to compete against outside of your own circle of friends? The latest version of Messenger Plus!, a popular add-on for Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger), is letting you do just that. They’ve gone social, opening up the Messenger Plus! community, a community of over 60 million users, so that you can meet and socialize with other users who share your interests, regardless of whether they are on your contact list.
According to a press release from Messenger Plus!, “With this launch, the Windows Live Messenger extension takes the social nature of instant messaging to new heights by enabling its users to discover other people from within its membership of more than 60 million and bring them together through community networks and social websites so they may share their interests and opinions…By creating interest networks such as the gamer network Plus! Games and the sports network Plus! Sports, users can now compete against one another and chat with all the millions of other MSG Plus! Community members that share their interests. With a community of over 60 Million active users, this latest move makes MSG Plus! one of the largest social communities around today!”
Alex Shamash, the Head of Business Development at Messenger Plus! says, “With each new version of Messenger Plus! we bring more creativity and innovation to the product. We’re proud to say this version does that not only by adding more great features, but also by offering our users so much more value through our community websites.” In addition to Plus! Games and Plus! Sports, Messenger Plus! has also introduced a new Plus! Network, which includes a powerful search engine; and Plus! Image, an image search engine and sharing platform. With Plus! Image, you can scan all major search engines to find images for personal or business needs, and share them on social platforms.
These days, more and more people are interested in making new friends and chatting with random people online, outside of their contact lists. Services that give people the option to meet and chat with new friends online are popping up all over the place, from Facebook video chat apps like Rounds and destination sites that allow you to find someone to talk to about anything like AnybodyOutThere, and who could forget Chatroulette?Â But what’s cool about the latest social version of Messenger Plus! is that this add-on already has a huge user base so people who are looking to meet new friends that share their interest have already got a huge network of tens of millions to tap into.
If you are already using Messenger Plus! will you be using the new social features? How do you think the new features compare to other online chat platforms that allow you to meet and chat with new people?