Microsoft to Drop Messenger, Friend Lists Transfer to Skype

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Say goodbye to Windows Live Messenger! It’s soon to be toast. Microsoft has announced plans to move away from the increasingly unpopular messaging platform.

Instead, the company has chosen to integrate it with Skype which it purchased for a reported price of $8.5 billion last May.

“Our goal remains to deliver the best communications experience for everyone, everywhere. We want to focus our efforts on making things simpler for our users while continuously improving the overall experience,” stated Skype’s Tony Bates via the company’s The Big Blog.

Microsoft launched version 6.0 of Skype last month, allowing users to sign in via Microsoft accounts. Friend lists from Messenger will automatically transfer to Skype when users update. Messenger will officially hit the dust early next year.

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