Microsoft Makes Messenger Accessible Via XMPP, iChat Support Now a Possibility

Microsoft Makes Messenger Accessible Via XMPP, iChat Support Now a Possibility

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Microsoft today announced the public availability of access to the Messenger network via XMPP, an open standard. This means that Apple could add Messenger support to iChat alongside its current support for AOL, Yahoo!, Google Talk, Facebook, and Jabber accounts.

XMPP is the Extensible Messaging and Presence Protocol which is an open technology for real-time communication used by a number of popular IM networks from Google Talk to Facebook Chat and now Messenger.

With the release of the XMPP interface for Messenger, any XMPP based chat client that can also support OAuth 2.0 for authentication will be able to connect to Windows Live Messenger to enable people to see which of their friends are online and chat with them in real-time and.


We'll let you know if Apple takes steps to add Messenger support to iChat.

Read More [via AppleInsider]


Microsoft Makes Messenger Accessible Via XMPP, iChat Support Now a Possibility
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