Death Seconds MSN Messenger

8 Apr

MSN Messenger once famous name in the ranks of instant messaging service in the early 2000s. But unfortunately, the service has changed its name to Live Messenger it will be history.

This news does not suddenly. Microsoft actually had already announced plans to shut down Live Messenger to all users since November 2012.

An image resembling the logo of Windows Live M...

An image resembling the logo of Windows Live Messenger, made for an en-wp userbox. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Fill announcement also ask all users to migrate to Skype which has been owned by Microsoft. After the migration, all users belonging Live Messenger contacts will also contribute to move in a new Skype account.

It also applies to users who have an account Live Messenger and Skype as well. After migration, the contents of both accounts combined contacts will automatically become one.

Transitioning Windows Live Messenger to Skype assessed will result in a better chat experience. This could be a smart move that made ​​Microsoft, especially given the highly integrated Skype with Windows 8.

Skype was acquired by Microsoft in 2011. Funds disbursed USD 8.5 billion Microsoft to get their VoIP service (Voice over Internet Protocol) is. At that time, many are asking why Microsoft acquired Skype. But now, the reason of the acquisition looks more real.

Windows Live Messenger was first launched in mid-1999. At that time, his name is still MSN Messenger. For more than 10 years, the chat service is successful with more than 330 million active users.

But unfortunately, MSN (Live) Messenger will soon be the world of technology history. ‘Rest In Peace’ MSN Messenger: 1999-2013.


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