Microsoft to shut down MSN Messenger on March 15

Microsoft to shut down MSN Messenger on March 15


Microsoft will be killing off its Windows Live Messenger chat service on March 15, transitioning its more than 100 million users to Skype.

The company announced its plans to discontinue Messenger in November, but Microsoft sent a firm timetable to its users through e-mail on Tuesday. Microsoft (MSFT, Fortune 500) is directing customers to sign in to Skype with their Windows Live login information, noting that their contact lists will automatically show up in the Skype software.

Microsoft bought Skype in 2011 for $8.5 billion, but its integration with the Internet communications system has been a bit of a slog. Skype has a Windows app, but curiously, it lacks a Windows Phone 8 app — even though it offers an app for iPhone and Android devices. A preview version of a mobile Skype app for Windows Phone is in the works and will be available “soon,” according to the Skype team. Click below for full story - 

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  1. Lin Myers says:

    Didnt even know this still exists!

  2. Selene Velez says:

    Should have done this 5 years ago

  3. Quintin Glazier says:

    A long time coming

  4. Shakita Buttars says:

    Next they should close down hotmail because it sucks

  5. Mark Rotz says:

    Another business Facebook and Twitter have killed

  6. Katy Goin says:

    Im glad, there was nothing worse then buying a windows computer and having to delete the preinstalled windows messanger

  7. Julius Mcglinchey says:

    Why wait till march? Close it now because no one uses it

  8. Mario Loredo says:

    Microsoft seems to be concentrating a lot on mobile lately and not much on software!

  9. Cristina Dalal says:

    Facebook, Twitter and Apples Imessenger have killed MSN!


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