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Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft's earlier instant messaging (IM) service, which provided text messaging, file sharing, and voice and video calling. Launched in 1999 as MSN Messenger, in 2005, MSN Messenger and Windows Messenger (the IM in Windows XP) were combined into one system under the Windows Live umbrella. Users could instant message with each other as well as Yahoo! Messenger users. In 2013, Messenger merged into Microsoft's Skype video calling service. See MSN, MSN Messenger and Windows Live.
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THE last ping of an instant message will be heard in October when Microsoft Window's Live Messenger becomes, well, a dead messenger.
Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October, marking a final end to the 15-year-old service.
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Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger service is closing down March 15 (except in mainland China).
The list of VoIP services that has been given the green light include popular mobile and desktop applications Viber, PalTalk, Google Talk, Yahoo Messenger and MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger.
Along with public chat rooms, Pingbox and Windows Live Messenger interoperability are all scheduled to be removed on 14 December, and some other features will disappear at the end of January, the report said.
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Windows Live Messenger, on the other hand, will be retired during the first quarter of next year, with the exception of mainland China, Tony Bates, president of Microsoft's Skype division, said in a blog post last week.
After months of speculation about the possible removal of Windows Live Messenger, Microsoft has decided to replace its messenger service with Skype in March 2013.
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