Microsoft is letting its 100 million users in MSN Messenger service know that it is going to kill the service at march 15 2013 and move all users to the Skype service. Microsoft bought Skype in May 2011. This means that Msn messenger is going to shut down in approximately two months. The emails sent to users of Messenger reads :
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. Update to Skype and sign in using a Microsoft Account (same as your Messenger ID) and all your Messenger contacts will be at your fingertips. You’ll be able to instant message and video chat with them just like before, and also discover new ways of staying in touch with Skype on your mobile and tablet.
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