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#1 Liskiller

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:40 PM

Microsoft is now sending emails to all its 100 million+ Messenger users to confirm that the Messenger service will officially be retired on March 15, 2013. All users will be migrated to Skype and the users won't be able to sign in to the Windows Live Messenger.


The would continue to work in China past March 15th, due to the service being handled by a third party company in that country.

Messenger users have to download and install Skype and sign in using their Microsoft Account, and their Messenger contacts will be available in Skype.

 

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Source: TNW

 

Update: it turns out, Microsoft won't kill its Messenger service on March 15!


Edited by Liskiller, 12 January 2013 - 04:34 AM.


#2 Maximum Payne

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:01 PM

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#3 D7777

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

LOL, Maximum Payne you will have to use Skype if your friends and family use Live Messenger. :P



#4 Maximum Payne

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

I think I will use Pigeon for chat and skype only for talking


Edited by Maximum Payne, 09 January 2013 - 06:22 PM.


#5 SurB86

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

My family and friends are on Facebook but I use Skype as a Facebook Messenger. :P

#6 Guest_Amigo_*

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 09:55 PM

I already have a premium account on Skype. Will the accounts be merged?



#7 Guest_Michael_*

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:32 AM

Well first Microsoft screws up Windows and now they are destroying Windows Live Messenger. Good job Microcrap! Linux is going to be used by more people.



#8 hb860

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:01 AM

Both apps sucks IMHO
I never found them useful.
Their authors know nothing about chat. Their UIs are horrible.



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Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:09 PM

Skype is great for video calling. Also, it's great when doing business and helping people out on the computer when you can easily share screens no matter the operating system you are using.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:51 PM

Skype is great for video calling. Also, it's great when doing business and helping people out on the computer when you can easily share screens no matter the operating system you are using.

I am not sure but that sharing screens option is I think removed in latest version ?



#11 yanike

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:57 AM

I am not sure but that sharing screens option is I think removed in latest version ?

 

It's still available on my Ubuntu Linux and my friends Mac. I don't think they would remove that feature.



#12 Abador

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:25 PM

I have found many times that Skype lags while sending and receiving messages... I do not like skype in IM terms...



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