Microsoft Confirms Messenger Retirement, Combining With Skype Now

Posted on Nov 7 2012 - 6:40am by Editorial Staff

With the rumors already on air last week, Microsoft today confirmed that it is bringing both Skype and Messenger together, means now millions of messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype. On updating to Skype, Messenger users can instantly message and video call their Messenger friends. Messenger in all countries worldwide will be retiring in the first quarter of 2013 (with exception on availability in the mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available). The messenger users can expect the following great features:

  • Broader device support for all platforms, including iPad and Android tablets
  • Instant messaging, video calling, and calling landlines and mobiles all in one place
  • Sharing screens
  • Video calling on mobile phones
  • Video calling with Facebook friends
  • Group video calling
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