March 15: The end of Microsoft’s Messenger

The software leader is under strategy to migrate its instant messenger’s users to Skype, which is bought by MS in 2011. The tech giant alerts the users of Microsoft Windows Messenger Live & announces the end on March 15th. Last in November the company declared that the time is near when it will wind up its messenger activities and shift all in favour of Skype which it owns. Now the news comes in concrete & the block shall be live for most of the user on March 15.

On 15th March 2013 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.
Yours sincerely,
The Messenger Team

Also, the Skype representative cited in last days of October that Skype is expected highly to be in stand of Messenger but did not make clear of when & in what course of time. Soon in next month a blog post educated that the shift will appear in the first quarter of 2013.


Skype is active into testing new Windows and Mac beta outcomes in October that will enable users to sign in to Skype using their Windows Live ID & further empower them to use the messaging system as usual and notice the data available of those using Live Messenger, Hotmail, Outlook or Xbox. After the users are shifted to Skype from Windows’ Messenger, they will be able to use Skype’s instant messaging, phone calling, screen sharing and video call facilities too.

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