Microsoft to Kill Windows Live Messenger One Month from Now

The Messenger client will be officially retired on March 15

Microsoft will officially retire the Windows Live Messenger client on March 15, so consumers still using the app have only 30 days left to make the move to Skype or find another compatible app.

The Redmond-based technology company continues to send emails to users telling them about the change, even though we’ve heard that a lot of people would actually dump Messenger completely and move to a similar platform developed by another vendor.

“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,” the email reads.

In the meantime, the transition from Windows Live Messenger to Skype continues, so check out this page if you want more information on how to make move too.

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