Microsoft To Discontinue Messenger, Migrates Users to Skype
Microsoft has decided to discontinue Windows Live Messenger that will not be available after March 15. Microsoft has also moved all users to Skype. Users will find all their Live Messenger contacts to Skype. This will be available to all countries except China. Windows Live Messenger will be available in China.
Microsoft has also started sending emails to all Windows Live Messenger users.
“We are retiring the existing Messenger service globally (except for mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available) and bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together. Update to Skype and sign in using a Microsoft Account (same as your Messenger ID) and all your Messenger contacts will be at your fingertips. You’ll be able to instant message and video chat with them just like before, and also discover new ways of staying in touch with Skype on your mobile and tablet.”
This move is seems to be beneficial for Live Messenger users. You only need to download latest version of Skype and then login with your Microsoft account. If you already have Skype account, you will find an option to migrate your contacts to Skype.
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