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2000–2010 2009–2014 2014–present 2022–present
2000–2010 2009–2014 2014–present 2022–present

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MSN 1994

Used in Windows 95 Builds 267-337.



MSN 1995

MSN made its debut with the release of Windows 95. It was not designed to give full internet access, so a year later Microsoft released the Internet Explorer web browser.

The name was written entirely in lowercase with a dot at the end and the N is bolder and in red.


MSN 1996

In 1996, the M was capitalized, but still retained the same height as the rest of the letters. Other changes include the acronym that was written vertically as opposed to horizontally, the yellow sphere added to the left and the removal of the dot.


MSN logo 1998

This is the first logo with the classic wordmark that would be used for 12 years. The entire acronym became monochrome, bold and italic.


MSN logo
Designer:  Everbrand
McCann Erickson
Typography:  Franklin Gothic Bold Italic
Launched:  February 2000

In February 2000, MSN introduced a new logo featuring a stylized butterfly, which would be used until the following decade. Due to its long use on many of Microsoft's products, this logo can still be found on certain webpages on some portals or within certain software, such as MSN Explorer. This logo was still used on the MSN Member Center website using the Windows XP-style look and feel until 2016, and on the Microsoft Update site in Windows Vista, alongside the 2003 Microsoft Office logo and the 1987 Microsoft logo.


Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Chinger (modified)
Launched:  December 29, 2009

On December 29, 2009, MSN began phasing in a revised version of its 2000 butterfly logo, which would later take full effect in March 2010. Brand New named this the second worst logo of 2010 (after Bing, another Microsoft product). This logo was used on Ninemsn (albeit altered) until 2016 and is still used on some parts of MSN Games.



MSN 2014
Designer:  Unknown
Typography:  Segoe UI
Launched:  October 8, 2014

This logo was released on October 8, 2014. It uses the new Microsoft font that was first used 2 years earlier and the butterfly is now monochrome.

This logo is still used on the mobile site despite being replaced in 2022.


MSN (2022)

MSN began using a bolder version of the 2014 logo on the desktop site in 2022.