10 Million people, 250 Million chats and 1.5 Billion minutes between Windows Live Messenger and Facebook

Since the release of Windows Live Essentials 2011, more than 10 million people have connected Facebook to Windows Live and more than 250 million chats between Windows Live Messenger and Facebook. The Microsoft-Facebook partnership worked pretty well for both giants as Windows Live Messenger is now the second most popular application based on daily usage on Facebook.

According to Dharmesh Mehta from Windows Live team “In the last few updates, we made a number of changes across Windows Live that made it both more valuable to connect Facebook to Windows Live, and easier for you to do this. We’re still early in the release, but to date, over 10 million people have connected their Facebook accounts with Windows Live. One thing that excites us about this is not only the scale of this adoption but the fact that it is already 6 times more than we saw in all of Wave 3″

He further said “One of these options is the ability to chat with your Facebook friends from within Messenger. Because there are a number of complexities involved in integrating two huge, real-time communication systems, this chat option is only available in 13 countries around the world. That said, there have already been over 250 million chat conversations between Messenger and Facebook customers, and these conversations have lasted more than 1.5 billion minutes. We’re excited to see how this is continuing to grow as more people connect their Windows Live accounts to Facebook and as we begin to offer chat integration in more countries.”