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January 22, 2013

Microsoft to turn off Windows Messenger on 15 March

Filed under: Uncategorized — admin @ 12:20 am

by the BBC

Microsoft is switching off its Windows Live Messenger service on 15 March. On that date Messenger log-ins will no longer work and users must turn to Skype, said Microsoft in an email sent to all Messenger users. The email also encouraged users to update to Skype and familiarise themselves with the service before the switch-off. The service switch is a consequence of Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype in October 2011 for $8.5bn (£5.3bn). In November 2012, Microsoft announced that it was switching off Live Messenger in early 2013 but gave no firm date. At the same time, Microsoft made it possible for Messenger users to talk to and swap messages with contacts via Skype.

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