Microsoft Windows Live Messenger – MSN is Closing down

By | January 13th, 2013|Categories: Internet Tools|Tags: , , , |

Microsoft's Windows Messenger or MSN Messenger as we used to know it -  is shutting down its instant message service on the 15th of March 2013 after 14 years. Email from The Messenger Team  We are retiring the existing Messenger service globally (except for mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available) and bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together. Update to Skype and sign in using a Microsoft Account (same as your Messenger ID) and all your Messenger contacts will be at your fingertips. You'll be able to instant message and video chat with them just like before, and also discover new ways of staying in touch with Skype on your mobile and tablet. A sad day for the die-hard MSN User Msn Messenger was released originally in 1999 it was for many the first instant messaging service in direct competition with AOL instant messenger - it was very popular by users. I personally have friends that I met on ICQ that moved to MSN and stayed there - some friends now have Facebook or Twitter but [...]