Confirmed: Microsoft Really Is Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor of Skype In 2013


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Microsoft Corporation has officially confirmed that the company will ‘retire’ Window Messenger  Live, and shift all its more than 100 million users to Skype’s platform.

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Microsoft Really Is Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor of Skype

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Microsoft Really Is Axing Windows Live Messenger In Favor of Skype

Microsoft bought Skype in May last year, paying $8.5 billion. With the release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows a few weeks ago which allows Microsoft Messenger users to sign in Skype. Microsoft explains that Skype offers features for all platforms, including:

  • iPad and Android tablets
  • IM
  • Landlines & mobiles video calling
  • Sharing screen to your friends
  • Video calling on cellular phone
  • Enjoy video calls with your Facebook friends
  • Live video group calling

By keeping all these feature of Skype in mind, you will enjoy using it and encourage you to download the latest version, sign in with your Microsoft account and experience it for yourself.

Here is a quick informative tutorial, about what you can do to talk to your Messenger contacts on Skype:

Step #1

Open your browser and login into Skype website and select the option to sign in with your Microsoft account.

Step #2

If you have account on both Skype and Messenger, then you can merge your Skype and Messenger account.

Step #3

When you complete the process, you will be welcomed into Skype with your friends list that you already have in Messenger account.

Step #4

And now you can enjoy instant messaging right away.


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