Windows Messenger users' migration to Skype to start in April

Windows Messenger users' migration to Skype to start in April
Microsoft is to start pushing its Windows Live Messenger users to its Skype service starting on April 8, 2013.

It had already announced plans to bring Windows Live Messenger and Skype together in November last year, and Microsoft accounts can already be used to login to Skype and have contacts transferred Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.



Starting in April, users of the Windows Live software on Desktops will get notifications to upgrade from Live Messenger to Skype. The service will start the upgrades with its English language clients, and finish up with Brazilian Portuguese on April 30 or later.

Switching from Messenger to Skype adds some advantages for users:
  • Instant message conversation history
  • The ability to edit and remove instant messages
  • Being able to share files and contact information
  • Video calling and instant messaging with Facebook friends
  • Group video calling
For more information on moving to Skype, check Skype.com.

Written by: James Delahunty @ 16 Feb 2013 19:26
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  • dali

    Quote:Switching from Messenger to Skype adds some advantages for users:

    Instant message conversation history
    The ability to edit and remove instant messages
    Being able to share files and contact information
    Video calling and instant messaging with Facebook friends
    Group video calling

    I understand why they want to unify both services in a single one, but most of that features listed here were actually available in the latest version of Live Messenger.

    The only thing I wonder is if they will give the ability of merging their accounts to those huge part of their userbase who is in both platforms already. I guess they won't. :/

    "You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

    17.2.2013 09:23 #1

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