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R.I.P. Hotmail/MSN/Live Messenger

Posted by Brajesh Panda on January 9, 2013

Day before yesterday I have received this communication from Microsoft Messenger Team. Seems like they are discontinuing lovely Messenger services.  Well last week while logging into Skype, I noticed Windows Sign-in option over there. After I tried with my outlook.com ID, it helped me to import all skype contacts .  Well I have already integrated my facebook contacts too.  So kind of nice to have 3 things into single tool.

Here is the communication I received.

Hello,

On 15th March 2013 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.

Update Now

Yours sincerely,
The Messenger Team

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