How to use MSN Messegner Plus?

Windows Live Messenger is a part of the Hotmail services and offers various features to their users including email, chat, instant messaging, offline messaging etc. MSN Plus is an add-on to the Live Messenger which adds more exciting functions to your classic messenger. In this tutorial we will guide you to learn how to use MSN Messenger Plus by following the given below steps.


Step # 1 – Download MSN Messenger Plus!

In the first step, go to the URL: www.msgplus.net. On the home page click on the “Download Free” button to download the installation files of MSN Plus! on your computer. After downloading, open the setup file and proceed with the installation process.

Downloading the setup file

Step # 2 – Sign in to Windows Live Messenger

After successfully installing MSN Plus!, open Windows Live Messenger by clicking on its shortcut. Enter your email address and password and click on the “Sing In” button to login.

Signing in to windows live

Step # 3 – Add a Friend

First of all add a friend in your contact list. For this purpose, click on the MSN icon and select “Add a friend” option from the list.

Start adding a contact

Step # 4 – Enter his Email Address

A new window will open in front of your screen which allows you to add a contact. Enter an email address of the person whom you want to add in your contact list and click on the “Next” button.

Choose an email address

Step # 5 – Send an Offline Message

After adding your friend, his name will now appear in the contact list. Now move the mouse pointer over his name, right click on it and select “Send offline IM” option from the menu. This option will open an offline chat window.

Send an instant message

Step # 6 – Send an Emoticon with Sound

Once the chat window is opened, click on the “Sound” option which is located on the bottom side of the window. Now select your desired “Animated Emoticon” from the menu and click on it to send.

Choose emoticons to send

Step # 7 – Open MSN Plus! Features

Now click on the MSN Plus icon from the menu to open additional Plus! features.

Check its additional features

Step # 8 – Send a Quick Animated Text

Once you clicked on the MSN Plus! icon, it will open a menu which is full of exciting features. Now select the “Quick Text” option from the menu and click on one of the animated texts available in the list to send.

Choose a text to send

Step # 9 – Disable the Animated Character

Now close the chat window and move towards other Plus! features. Click on the animated “Plus!” icon which is available on the top right corner of the window and select the “Disable Automation” option from the menu. This will stop the animation of Plus! Character.

Disable the animation

Step # 10 – Open an Event Viewer

Click on the “Plus!” icon again and select the “Event Viewer” option from the menu. This option will open the history of logs and events in Live Messenger.

Go to the events logs

Step # 11 – Check a History Log

A new window will open in front of your screen in which you can check the details of Live Messenger’s Log.

View the log history

Step # 12 – Open a Chat Log Viewer

Move again to the “Plus!” icon and click on it. Now select the “Chat Log Viewer” option from the menu to open the details of chat history in Live Messenger.

Go to the chat logs

Step # 13 – View a Chat History

A new window will open in front of your screen. Click on the “Online” option from the menu on left corner of the screen. Now select the required email address and date from the menu below it. The required chat history will open in the main page of this window. Click on the “Close” button to close this window and move towards other features.

Choose a chat history to view

Step # 14 – Clean up the Contact List

In the next step, click on the “Plus!” icon and select the “Contact List Cleanup” option from the menu.

Sort out your contacts

Step # 15 – Remove Unwanted Contacts

A new window will appear in which you can see the names of the people who are added in your contact list. The “Contact List Clean-Up” window allows you to remove unwanted contacts in an easiest way. Simply select the unwanted person from the list and click on the “Delete” button on top of the window to remove them from your contacts.

Delete a contact

Step # 16 – Appear Offline to Specific Person

The Contact Clean-Up window also allows you to appear offline or online to selected persons. For this purpose, select the required person from your contact list and click on the “Appear Offline/Online” button which is available on top of the window. This option will make you appear offline to the selected person. Once it’s done, click on the “Close” button to exit from this window.

Set multiple status

Step # 17 – Change the Appearance of the Messenger

MSN Plus! also allows you to change the appearance of the messenger. For this purpose, click on the “Plus!” icon and select the “Messenger Skin” option from the menu. Now click on the “Select a different skin” option to open the “Preference” window.

Adjust the appearance

Step # 18 – Select a New Skin

A “Preferences” window allows you to change the appearance of the Live Messenger. Now select any of the preloaded skins from the menu and click on the “OK” button to apply it.

Choose a skin

Step # 19 – Restart the Messenger

Once you selected the new skin, a message will appear on your skin. Click on the “Yes” button to restart the messenger in order to apply the new skin.

Restart messenger to change its skin

Step # 20 – Easy Skin Creator

Once the messenger is restarted, you can see that the appearance of the messenger will change according to the selected skin. Now click on the “Plus!” icon and select the “Skin Designer” option from the menu. Select the “Easy Skin Creator” option to create a custom skin for the messenger.

Create a custom skin

Step # 21 – Skin Creator Wizard

A “Skin Creator Wizard” will open where you can create custom skins for the messenger window. Click on the “Next” button to proceed.

Start a wizard

Step # 22 – Select an Image for the Main Window

In the next step, click on the “Browse” button and select your desired image for the main messenger window. Once you selected the image, click on the “Next” button to proceed.

Choose an image

Step # 23 – Select an Image for the Chat Window

In this next step, click on the “Browse” button and select an image for the chat window. Once you selected the image, click on the “Next” button to proceed.

Choose an image

Step # 24 – Choose a Name for the Skin

Now choose a name for your custom created skin and click on the “Next” button.

Select a name

Step # 24 – Restart the Messenger

Now as your custom skin is created successfully, select the check box to restart the messenger window and click on the “Finish” button to apply these changes and exit.

Choose to restart the messenger