Messenger Status

This page reflects current operational status of the Windows Live (MSN) Messenger service and software.  If you have not already revived your Messenger client, you will need Messenger Reviver 2 to sign in to the service.

Last checked: December 8 2016 – 03:00 UTC
For connectivity to the Messenger servers, Is MSN dead yet? provides an ongoing monitor and information.

Feature  Status Notes
Access/sign in to Messenger (HTTPS) Online Feb 12 – In some regions, you may not be able to connect (error 80072efd), please revive again using Messenger Reviver 2.4.7 to fix the issue.
Access/sign in to Messenger (Skype) Online Sep 21st, Skype client presently cannot see any contacts but messaging is possible
Last outage Jul 4 2014 ~15 min
Access/sign in to Messenger (Outlook.com) Online Last outage Jul 4 2014 ~15 min
Adding/removing contacts Online Users using Skype will need to use another Messenger client (like Butterfly Messenger or web-based iwantim) to accept
Custom emoticons Online
Display pictures/scenes Online
File transfer Online
Messenger Plus! Sounds Online Plus! server returned July 2014 after 3 month outage (thanks Bertil)
Photo Sharing Online
Remote Assistance Online May require manual Teredo configuration
Status/personal messages Online
Voiceclips Online
Winks Online Newer versions of Adobe Flash break winks from displaying, you can use an older version of Flash
Voice/video Online Only works in some networking scenarios as the relay servers are not operational. It is recommended to use a browser-based alternative like Google Hangouts for voice or video instead.
Access/sign in to Messenger (MSNP/HTTP) Offline Mar 12th – MSNP18 (Messenger 2009) logins fully rejected by every server, please use Live Messenger 2012
Mar 6th – MSNP logins rejected again, except by db3
Feb 26th – MSNP logins are now being rejected, workaround added
Jan 9th – There may be issues signing in again due to the default db3 servers not accepting all protocols, working on a workaround now.
Dec 1st – Two of the servers you’ll get when trying to connect are now refusing access on the MSNP port, re-revive using Reviver 2.3.5 if you are having issues connecting
Nov 13th – Previously revived Messenger 2008 and 2009 clients cannot sign in and will get error code 85ae0010, 2011 and 2012 clients are still working. Run the latest version of Reviver to fix the issue.
Nov 12th – Clients using the old 8.5 application ID no longer work but are being updated. The real Messenger client continues to work using Reviver.
Last outage Nov 2, ~60 min, prior Jul 4 2014 ~15 min
Badges Offline
Clickable hyperlinks Offline Currently broken in Messenger 2012
Display names Offline Feature does not exist in Messenger 2012, but you can still change your “real” name and the names of others
E-mail notifications Offline Shutdown April 2014
Facebook feeds Offline Stopped working with the shut down of Facebook Connect
Facebook Messenger Offline Stopped working with the shut down of Facebook Connect
Games Offline Shutdown April 30 2013
Group Messaging Offline Shutdown June 2015
MSN Mobile (SMS) Offline
MSN Today Offline
Offline messaging Offline Your contacts that use Skype or the Outlook.com web client will still be able to receive offline messages
P4 activities (MSN Photo Swap, etc.) Offline
Persistent groups Offline
Third-party services/stores Offline
What’s new? Offline
XMPP access/sign in Offline Shutdown December 2013
  1. bonjour jonathan quand les video conversations vont t elle a nouveau fonctionner pouvez vous réparer cela est ce possible?
    cela serais bien de reparler comme avant…

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