updated 09:10 am EST, Fri December 19, 2008
AV in Messenger for Mac
Casual users of Messenger for Mac should finally be able to engage in audio and video chats like their Windows counterparts, Microsoft has announced. Following the addition of AV chat for corporate users, Microsoft says it is now working on support for personal clients. Though the technology is currently associated with a beta of Windows Live Messenger, a matching beta of Messenger for Mac should see public release in 2009. A demo should be present at next month's Macworld conference.
Audio and video will be cross-platform, critically, allowing Mac and Windows Messenger users to communicate with each other. Microsoft notes that the next version of Messenger for Mac should also include a variety of other features, though it has declined to offer specific details.