The number of Messenger customers who have connected Messenger to Facebook has grown over 75% to nearly 18 million people. The addition of these new connections has nearly doubled the number of chat sessions between Messenger and Facebook to about 440 million, powering more than 2.8 billion minutes of Facebook chat. We expect even more progress with the availability of Facebook chat from Messenger to the remaining countries were releasing this feature to today.

But its not just Facebook. Weve been working to build partnerships with Messenger that help customers connect to their friends across their different social networks. The number of connections Messenger customers are making to LinkedIn has more than doubled since our last update. Meanwhile, MySpace and YouTube connections have grown nearly 50% to remain among the top services among more than 75 great services that customers are connecting to Windows Live.
Messenger now powering over 2.8 billion minutes of Facebook chat