Microsoft confirms merging Windows Messenger with Skype

On November 6th 2012, Microsoft confirmed the earlier reports of retiring Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype. This announcement was made on the Skype Blog. In the first quarter of 2013 the messenger will be retired in all the countries except China.

Millions of messenger users will be able to reach their messenger friends on Skype. The main intention of this integration is to deliver the ultimate user experience in communication services.

 How will it work?

The users first have to upgrade to the latest version of Skype.

Once it is done, the users have to log on with their Microsoft account and their messenger contacts will automatically be in place.

The plus points of this integration:

  • Broader device support for all platforms, including iPad and Android tablets
  • Instant messaging, video calling, landline and mobile calling all in one place
  • Sharing screens
  • Video calling support for mobile phones and Facebook Friends
  • Group video calling…….and many more.

All these amazing features make this integration a worthwhile move from Microsoft.

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