Sunday, 11 November 2012

Skype to replace Windows Live Messenger


Most of 100 million users of Windows Live Messenger will be forced to switch to Skype as Microsoft this week announced that the 13-year-old Messenger will be retired by March 2013 and will be replaced by Skype, except in China.

Microsoft bought Skype for $8.5 billion last year and claims users who switch to Skype will get better support on mobile devices.

Tony Bates, president of the Skype division at Microsoft said "We want to focus our efforts on making things simpler for our users while continuously improving the overall experience.”

In a blog post Skype said “Now users just need to update to the latest version of Skype, sign in using a Microsoft account and their Messenger contacts will be there."

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