Mercury Messenger (Free)
5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads
- Cool interface and perfomance
- Lots of features (almost the same as in the desktop version)
- Notification settings
- More of the same
- Intrusive ads
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MSN Messenger: Mercury Free allows you to connect to your favorite messenger service right from your Android
There are lots of this kind of app around but Mercury Free offers some extra features that make it a really good choice. First, it includes most of the options available in the desktop version: file transfer, voice clips, group chat, smileys, different font types and sizes, and many more. It also allows you to manage multiple MSN accounts and you can chat not only with your MSN contacts, but with Yahoo contacts as well (if you've got an account). You’ll get notifications in your status bar, which you can configure in the app options (vibrate, audio, led...). That way you’ll receive any messages sent to you when you were offline.
It offers some extra features such as invisible sign-in, to avoid your contacts seeing you connected until you want them to, or a screen widget. But its main strength is its cool interface set in a black background with white letters, and the smooth swiping between the contacts list and conversations.
This is the free version of this app which has ads (a little intrusive). If you want rid of them, you have to make a donation of $3.99 to get the paid version.
MSN Messenger: Mercury Free is the only app developed by the emerging developer Mercury.
Mercury Free is no revolutionary app. It's just an MSN Messenger app for your Android that allows you to do what you do in the desktop version. Its added value is its interface and performance. We give it the go ahead- the rest is up to you. It's just a matter of taste.
MSN / WLM Features:
★ Chat with your Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger), Yahoo Messenger and Facebook contacts
★ File transfer: Send/receive any type of file to and from your Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) contacts
★ Voice clips: Send/receive short voice messages to and from your Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) contacts
★ Personal emoticons: Send/receive personal emoticons to and from your Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) contacts
★ Multiple points of presence: be online at MSN on your computer and MSN on your phone
★ Group conversation: chat with multiple Windows Live Messenger (MSN Messenger) contacts in one conversation
★ Show current song (MSN Now playing)
★ Multiple MSN / WLM accounts
★ Encrypted conversation support (OTR)
★ Offline messaging
★ Invisible signin
★ Events: Message received, Contact signed in
★ Actions: status bar, vibrate, ringtone, led, turn on the screen
★ Supports different notifications for specific groups and contacts
★ No Ads (Donate only)
★ Fling (or swipe) between conversations
★ Improved Launcher (Widget): Application icon with the number of unread messages on your home screen
★ Custom application background
★ Conversation logging to sdcard
★ Multiple languages (30 so far), mail me if you want to help translate
★ Start on phone boot
★ Very stable and regular updates
Feedback is welcome!
★ If you have a question, problem or suggestion press Menu, choose Help inside the app
Android Market Comments
★ If you have a problem and comment in the android market, please also mail me (through Menu + Help in the app), I most likely need a bit more information before I am able to solve your problem..
NOTE: MSN and Windows Live are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. This application is not affiliated in any way with Microsoft Corporation.
Updated for Android 4.4
Let me know (by mailing) if something doesn't work for you! (Menu, Help, Mail)
More often than not the login fails with the correct credentials saying it doesn't understand the reply. Looking elsewhere...
This garbage only managed to log in after the initial install. Since then, fails to log in every time. Absolute rubbish.