After a 14â€“month hiatus, itâ€™s back! You can now check your Xbox Live friends list from MSN Windows Live Messenger*. To quote Major Nelson: “Donâ€™t have Messenger yet? Download it here. If you already have messenger, click on the Xbox tab and youâ€™ll see your friends list. Plus, you can even click a friend to go to their profile page. Nopeâ€¦no word on when/if weâ€™ll combine the Messenger and Xbox Live friends lists, but at least we’ve got this back.”
*Note this is for US and Japan passport accounts only. Other regions may have this function, but it is purely up to the regional Windows Live Messenger teams if they want an Xbox tab… the Xbox team does not make this decision.
BUT anyone who doesn’t live there can activate the Xbox Live feature by logging into hotmail: press on options and then change options to USA for country and Xbox 360 users worlwide can see their friends list on the tab on the left hand side of Windows Live Messenger.