Thursday 10 January 2013

Microsoft shutting down Live Messenger

Following March 15, 2013, Windows users will no longer have access to Live Messenger-all contacts will be migrated to Skype.

Global software developer for computers and mobile devices Microsoft has finally announced the end of Live Messenger that provided a mode of communication to millions of Windows users globally. The software giant sent out an email to its users around the globe notifying them that the services to live messenger would not be available post 15 March. Users will not have to do anything to go through with this transition since the contacts that have been in their account will automatically be migrated to Skype.
The official post by Tony Bates, president of the Skype division at Microsoft, reads, "Our goal remains to deliver the best communications experience for everyone, everywhere. We want to focus our efforts on making things simpler for our users while continuously improving the overall experience. We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available)".

The company is advising all users to download or upgrade to the latest version of Skype Messenger as following 15 March no support will be available. Further, contacts will be migrated by the company itself and users will, by default, use Skype as their main application post 15 March this year.

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