Chat with your Friends & Colleagues on MSN
Step 1 Navigate to http://webmessenger.msn.com/
Step 2 Sign-in to your MSN/Hotmail account, sign-up for a new free Hotmail account, OR use an existing
email to sign-up for a ‘passport account’.
Step 3 Download the MSN Messenger program from Windows Live.
Select ‘Get it free’
Step 4 Deselect features you do not want on your computer.
Step 5 When the download begins select ‘Run’ from each pop up screen.
Step 6 Sign-in to MSN Messenger once the download is complete. MSN may sign you in automatically.
*Once you add contacts (step 9)
remember that gray contacts are
‘offline’, green contacts are ‘online.’
Step 7 Access privacy settings by clicking on the toolbar icon. Select ‘Tools’ then ‘Options’
Step 8 Click through each of the different areas to decide how much and what kind of information is
shared on your MSN Messenger.
Nickname is best
Choose a cartoon instead of a real photo
Leave personal information out of your profile
Step 9 Add contacts and begin chatting with your friends and colleagues.
Click on the ‘Add
know about your
friend and select