The Windows Live Messenger IM Control lets people on the Web reach you in Messenger by showing your Messenger status on your web site, blog, or social networking profile. The Windows Live Messenger IM Control runs in the browser and lets site visitors message you without installing Messenger first. The IM Control is supported in IE6, IE7, and Firefox 2.0 on Windows and Firefox 2.0 on Mac OS. The IM Control is supported in 32 languages.
This is a nice addition to the IM button functionality announced in Ali’s post. An important difference between the two is that the new Windows LiveMessenger IM Control allows people to send you IMs without installing Windows Live Messenger, and the IM button requires that they have it installed and are logged in.
To use the IM Control:
1. Go to http://settings.messenger.live.com/applications/websettings.aspx. Sign in with your Windows Live ID as needed or with your custom mail address.
2. Turn on your Web settings to show your presence and receive IM from the Web. Note that if you turn on Web settings, anybody on the Web who has permissions to view your web site can see your presence and send you IM messages. Since we are dedicated to protecting children and Family Safety Settings users from receiving IM messages from users they don’t know, children and FSS users aren’t eligible to sign up for this feature.
3. Pick a way to show your presence. I will add the code here in this blog. I will also prefer the Windows Live Messenger windows,but you can select a button or just a status icon, all with different colors. See on your right panel down my Web Messenger.
4. Copy the HTML from the page and post it on your Web site. Find a small place in your blog or web site and paste the code. The size I see have a issue resizing but you can do it manually changing the “width” and the “height”.
Take a look of the preview on the top of post, or you can speak with me directly from the Messenger window on your right down. (home I’m on line 😛 ) Enjoy this new hack.