March 15: Last day for Windows Live Messenger


Posted by absorbation on Tue 05 Feb 2013 (22:36 GMT) (165199 views)
A sad day indeed for Messenger fans: Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger is ready to host its retirement party this March 15th.

Microsoft have begun emailing its 100+ million users, notifying them to switch over to Skype, which it acquired in 2010. Those of you who currently use Windows Live Messenger will still be able to chat to your Messenger friends, but now, only by using Skype.

Users in mainland China will be able to use Windows Live Messenger for the foreseeable future.

The move is widely seen as a positive step by Microsoft, who have attempted to make VoIP calls over mobile more ubiquitous, making Messenger seem outdated. It is also true development of the classic IM client has been non-existent over the past couple of years.

We at Messenger Stuff, will of course, miss you Messenger. Expect our last post close to the big day.

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Comments:

Comment by COMMANDERC
Posted on Thu 28 Mar 2013 (01:13 GMT)
i reither saw it the other way arround.
skype merging into msn.
messenger plus for msn is much more then then messenger plus for skype.
we lose the advantage to check our emails in this way, no more email popups.


Comment by COMMANDERC
Posted on Thu 28 Mar 2013 (01:11 GMT)
i reither saw it the other way arround.
skype merging into msn.
messenger plus for msn is much more then then messenger plus for skype.
we lose the advantage to check our emails in this way, no more email popups.


Comment by fdelest
Posted on Mon 25 Feb 2013 (17:06 GMT)
je n aime pas cette nouvelle version.
comment je dois faire pour recuperer l historisque de Messenger, et surtout apparaitre en connecte, sur Skipe je choisis ce que je veux sur msn impossible je suis toujours hors ligne
si je pouvais avoir une reponse ce serait gentil.
Merci


Comment by Lise Guay
Posted on Sat 23 Feb 2013 (03:19 GMT)
I don't like skype. I have messenger since 1999. I am very disapointed. Why is it not possible to keep messenger ?

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