No, I'm not kidding. Windows Live Messenger is back under the name of "Escargot". Many volunteers reverse-engineered the environment Windows Live Messenger was based on and took it back to life.
If you wanna try it, just visit https://escargot.log1p.xyz/ and follow the user-friendly instructions to donwload the application and register a new account (or even using your original one!)
A forum for all active users is also available at http://wink.messengergeek.com ;
And... last but not least, the "what you're listening to now" feature is working great.
Maybe it's a good opportunity to gather all metalheads back on there!
Of course you can find me there via firstname.lastname@example.org and yes.. many metalheads are there!