Messenger Plus! for Skype

Free Skype upgrade seamlessly enhances several key features

  • Category:

    Instant Messaging

  • Version:

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.4 (38)

If you're an avid user of Skype for Windows, you'll be delighted to find that there is an extensive, free add-on for the popular service called Messenger Plus! Skype is a program that not only offers users options in the way of instant messaging but can also make video and audio calls to any other users with Skype installed on their devices. All calls delivered to other Skype users are free, and the service even offers low cost solutions for those who want to make calls to cell phones or landlines.

After installing Messenger Plus!, users will notice a brand new sidebar on the Skype interface that introduces a whole new slew of functionality. Users will enjoy that the sidebar keeps out of the way so that the program can function as it usually does, but it is easily accessible when needed.

Messenger Plus! introduces a completely new set of useful features to Skype that users will love and find they use quite regularly. Some of these features include voice and video recording for chats, entertaining animations, and a history service that saves messaging conversations in logs.

Once the Messenger Plus! for Skype has been installed, it is worth it to note that the add-on will not function until you authorize it via the notification that will appear on your next login. Once the add-on has been authorized, you will notice the add-on's features added to the left side of the Skype window. Then, you can begin taking advantage of all the great features.

Once you've engaged in a Skype call with someone, all you need to do to begin recording the conversation is press the "record" button on the Messenger Plus! interface. The recording can be stopped at any time you would like. Likewise, once you are ready to begin viewing the files you have recorded, you can navigate to the Messenger Plus! directory to do so. The quality of the recording of Skype phone calls is quite surprising for a free add-on.

Animated emoticons are also included in Messenger! Plus. These can be pasted directly into the call so that the person you are chatting with can see them. When superimposed, these emoticons do not appear to have any negative effect on the quality of the call. The only downside to this feature is that these emoticons are only visible to other Skype users that also have Messenger Plus! installed.

The latest version of Messenger Plus! for Skype includes a voice changing feature, special effects for video, and many different translations of the software for several languages.

Above all, it only makes sense to use Messenger Plus! for Skype if you are already an active user of the software. The functionality of the program will open up, and you will find that you will be spending more time than ever having fun with the program.


  • The add-on appears as a non-intrusive sidebar with nifty options and features.
  • Calls can be recorded.
  • Calls that are recorded are in high quality.
  • The add-on can record chat history.
  • The interface is easy to use.


  • Only other users that Messenger Plus! installed can see the animations used in the video calls.

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