MySpace Launches IM
I just got word from the MySpace IM product manager that I could post this to my blog.
MySpace has soft-launched its desktop instant message client.
It's a really simple, clean-looking implementation that feels very solid and exposes the right level of functionality up front.
Tom is the only default contact that you have when you first install the client. There is a prominent "Add your friends to IM" link on the client that takes you to a page that lets you add your MySpace friends to IM with one click.
The client retains your chat history (as you can see in the below chat with Tom), and has a big ol' box that sets your away message.
The only bug I noticed was that my MySpace image doesn't show up, likely because it's a gif. They're working on that, though.