Skype Replacing Windows Messenger

 

  • All countries except China
  • First quarter of 2013
  • Skype 6.0

Microsoft is replacing its Windows Messenger with Skype and will now help users transition into the new platform.

"We've got good news to share!" a Skype blog said. "Skype and Messenger are coming together."

 

  • All countries except China
  • First quarter of 2013
  • Skype 6.0

Microsoft is replacing its Windows Messenger with Skype and will now help users transition into the new platform.

"We've got good news to share!" a Skype blog said. "Skype and Messenger are coming together."

Windows Messenger will be retiring in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013, except in mainland China.

Microsoft has actually started the transition since several weeks ago, with the release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows, an update that lets users sign into Skype with a Microsoft account.

According to Microsoft, the shift will be as simple as updating to the latest version of Skype and signing up through a Microsoft account. Once those steps are complete, users' "Messenger contacts will be there."

"We will work with you over the next few months to help you transition and offer information and help along the way," Microsoft assured.

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