Windows Live Messenger comes with a Share something new box at the top of the program so that you can type your status message which will be shown to all of your contacts. You should probably see a few of your contacts showing that he/she is on http://ebuddy.com Messenger which is quite annoying because using the free ebuddy service will automatically embed that status message. However there are times when someone uses a real cute or nice looking status message which you would like to copy and paste it to your share something new box or perhaps someone posted a message with a foreign language and you’d like to copy and paste it to Google Translator to translate it to English so you know what is it all about. Unfortunately I couldn’t find any way to copy the status message from Windows Live Messenger. Copying the name is possible though by selecting the name on the contact list and press F2 to enable editing of the name so you can copy it. After trying a couple of methods, I finally found a simple way to copy the personal status message from your contacts.
Here is an example of a status message in Chinese from one of my old friend.
If you’re Chinese educated you would know that means but if not, the only ways are to ask someone who can read Chinese OR copy that sentence and translate it at Google Translate. One of the easiest way to copy a contact’s personal status message without installing any software is to sign in to MSN from eBuddy from your web browser. Once you’re signed in, double click on the contact to open up a chat box and you are able to copy the status message.
I translated that Chinese sentence and it says “A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step” quoted by a Chinese philosopher Laozi.