Reports from Microsoft have confirmed that Windows Live Messenger is coming to an end because of Skype. Skype has more than 280 million users whereas Microsoft has 180 million users and because of that, Microsoft has decided to optimize the cost of server running for example IM (Instant Messaging) system.
Microsoft officials believe that currently Skype is fulfilling all the needs of internet users such as video calling, audio calling plus IMs that’s why Microsoft team has decided to merge Windows Live Messenger and Skype. With new Skype 6.0 release, now you can log in to Skype by using your Windows Live Messenger and import all the contacts and details. It is also predicted that Skype will also offer some free credits to those users who will switch from Microsoft to Skype.
One thing is for sure, I will definitely miss the Windows Live Messenger as I have used it for a long long time. It is among the pioneers of chatting and has introduced IM that is followed by many companies including Yahoo, AOL.
Good Bye Live Messenger, we will miss you…