Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Using MSN Windows Live Messenger with the Google G1 Gphone

Having recently bought a G1 gphone I have noticed that there is no MSN messenger or windows live messenger client included with it. In the Android marketplace there are various applications which claim to do MSN but I have not had any great success with them. Some seem to have been affected by recent operating system upgrades.

I also tried Ebuddy from the web browser but could not get it to work because of problems with the way it requires pop ups.

So far the only way I have found of doing MSN messenger is by using their old mobile interface which is located here.

Click Here to log in using the built in web browser in the gphone.

Its not ideal but it works.


  1. Thanks for the workaround, much appreciated!

    I've been searching for a way to use MSN since i got the phone earlier this week.

    Here's hoping an official one is released some time in the near future.

  2. I totally agree, its a major missing feature. Apparently an MSN client is included in some of the US versions of the phone and in the HTC Dream which is the generic name for it. Someone like Trillian needs to write a good messaging application for it.