Microsoft recently embedded Live Messenger into Hotmail itself which does make life easy, there are however more ways of accessing Live Messenger without the client. These include:

  1. Web-based Live Messenger on phones
  2. Embedding Live Messenger in your blog/site
  3. Embed Live Messenger in your Facebook profile

  • Web-based Messenger for phones:

If you are on a non-WinMo phone that does not have Live Messenger you can access Live Messenger going to the following URL in your browser:

Nokia users can try the Windows Live suite for Nokia, check if your handset is supported.

  • To embed Live Messenger in your blog:
  1. Go here
  2. Tick the checkbox and click Save.
  3. Then click on Create HTML.
  4. Customize as wanted & paste the HTML code in your site/forum signature.

You can see a demo on my Reach Me page.

  • Facebook

The above implementation has been introduced as  Facebook application & now you can have Live Messenger in your profile itself. Screen shot:

Click here to add the app to your profile.

  • On PC

To access Live Messenger on a PC that does not have it, you can use Hotmail, refer link in the first line.