Microsoft to replace Windows Live Messenger with Skype

Microsoft to retire Live Messenger

This should not come as a surprise, but it’s just been reported by The Verge that Microsoft will soon announce that they will be discontinuing Windows Live Messenger and replacing it with the most popular VoIP software in the market, Skype.

The software giant has been getting ready for this transition for quite sometime and has slowly been moving users the new Skype Messenger backend, with almost all messages sent by the video and audio conferring software being handled by Messenger.

This new strategy follows the company’s attempt to link Skype with Microsoft accounts with version 6.0 of the software for Mac and for Windows users, as well as with Facebook accounts.

If what we know today is true, that will mean that Windows Live Messenger will not be around for much longer, and the official announcement could come as soon as this week. 

Source The Verge