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Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Windows Live Messenger soon to be dead

Posted by David Bernstein

Instant messaging has been around for almost as long as the internet and is one of the most widely used forms of communications today, especially when it comes to chatting with friends while at work. There are many instant messaging clients out there and many have been around for as long as we can remember. Many people even use multiple clients or a client that supports multiple types of IM connections.

Now it seems as though the ever popular Windows Live Messenger is going to be dying off and being replaced with Skype since Microsoft recently purchased the company and is pushing the Skype service with Windows 8. And speaking of the number 8, April 8th will be the day when Microsoft starts the phase out process.

How it will work is that you can download Skype and sign in with your Messenger ID and click on upgrade and it will uninstall Windows Live Messenger and get Skype up and running for you. Whether or not the migration will go smoothly when it comes to contacts and so on remains to be seen. English speaking countries will be migrated first and the whole process should be finished by the end of April.

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