Windows Live Messenger Shutting Down

Those of you out there that use Windows Live Messenger should have received an e-mail from Microsoft stating as such but if you’ve missed it then the service will be shutting down on 15th March 2013.

That’s a little over two months away so if you rely upon Messenger to keep in touch with people then you should consider migrating to Skype in the first instance unless you already have an alternative service lined up such as Google Talk.

If you don’t migrate your account by the cut off date any attempt to login will fail unless you choose to upgrade to Skype. Choosing the automatic upgrade option will remove Messenger from your computer so long as you are on a more recent version. If you’re stuck on an older version though then you’ll need to uninstall Messenger and install Skype manually to get back on track.

1 ping

  1. […] in the week I wrote about the wind up of the Windows Live Messenger service but it appears that there is a bit more to this […]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.