If you’re looking for the official MSN Messenger for Apple iPad iOS5, you’ll be disappointed because Microsoft has yet to release a version for iPad 2. No reason was given and the official website says you’ll have to download the iPhone version.
Since both YM and MSN uses the same protocol, you can chat with your MSN/Windows Live Messenger friends via the official YM for Android. This could potentially be the best MSN alternative.
Remember to search for “Windows Live Messenger” instead of “MSN”, the other MSN app is a web portal to everything MSN, not a chatting app. Make sure the app is by Microsoft Corporation.
Windows Live Messenger for iPhone and iPod Touch is the best way to connect with the people that matter most and keep up with the things they are doing across the web. Use your iPhone to instant message your friends list, view and comment on your friends’ photos and status updates from Windows Live.
Unlike other chatting app, Windows Live Messenger only supports their own network; it doesn’t connect to other chatting network such as Yahoo YM, ICQ, AOL, Gtalk and more.
Apart from that, the other downside to this app is the screen size; it is made for iPhone and iPod Touch.