MySpace has announced integration with Windows Live Messenger and Hotmail. The beta integration is rolling out to mutual users of the two services starting today.
"By integrating core features of both platforms, users will be able to discover what their friends are doing online through photos and the activity stream across social networks," says MySpace’s Manu Rekhi.
– Sync status updates from MySpace to Messenger
– See MySpace contacts activity within the Messenger social dashboard
– Comment on friend’s MySpace status updates from within Messenger
-Email MySpace contacts from Hotmail
MySpace cites comScore numbers claiming that over half of MySpace users also use Windows Live Essentials, so this integration could be a big factor in keeping existing users engaging with MySpace as Facebook continues to dominate the web. Of course Facebook is integrated with Windows Live messenger as well.