Messenger Status

This page reflects current operational status of the Windows Live (MSN) Messenger service and software.

NOTE: May 20, 2017 – Messenger is no longer available using Messenger Reviver 2 as Microsoft’s final Messenger server has been taken offline as of May 18th. Please see the post on the discontinuation of Messenger Reviver 2 for more information and a tribute.

You can also continue to use older versions of MSN Messenger on a non-Microsoft server. Learn about how to use the Escargot server project and sign in.

If you have not already revived your Messenger client, you will need Messenger Reviver 2 to sign in to the service.

Last checked: May 20 2017 – 04:00 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 (Skype/SkypeWeb/Miranda-NG) 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 ( Online Last outage Jul 4 2014 ~15 min
Access/sign in to Messenger (HTTPS) Offline 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 (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
Adding/removing contacts Offline Users using Skype will need to use another Messenger client (like Butterfly Messenger or web-based iwantim) to accept
Badges Offline
Clickable hyperlinks Offline Currently broken in Messenger 2012
Custom emoticons Offline
Display names Offline Feature does not exist in Messenger 2012, but you can still change your “real” name and the names of others
Display pictures/scenes Offline
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
File transfer Offline
Games Offline Shutdown April 30 2013
Group Messaging Offline Shutdown June 2015
Messenger Plus! Sounds Offline Plus! server returned July 2014 after 3 month outage (thanks Bertil)
MSN Mobile (SMS) Offline
MSN Today Offline
Offline messaging Offline Your contacts that use Skype or the web client will still be able to receive offline messages
P4 activities (MSN Photo Swap, etc.) Offline
Persistent groups Offline
Photo Sharing Offline
Remote Assistance Offline May require manual Teredo configuration
Status/personal messages Offline
Third-party services/stores Offline
Voiceclips Offline
Winks Offline Newer versions of Adobe Flash break winks from displaying, you can use an older version of Flash
Voice/video Offline 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.
What’s new? Offline
XMPP access/sign in Offline Shutdown December 2013
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    cela serais bien de reparler comme avant…

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