Microsoft Merging Messenger With Skype (There Can be Only One)November 6, 2012 9 Comments
Skype will be taking over as Microsoft’s Messenger service after merger. Messenger will be no more (except in China) as both services become one.
We’ve got good news to share! Skype and Messenger are coming together. Millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype. By updating to Skype, Messenger users can instant message and video call their Messenger friends.
This effort started with the release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows a few weeks ago, which allows you to sign into Skype using a Microsoft account. Now Messenger users just need to update to the latest version of Skype, sign in using a Microsoft account, and their Messenger contacts will be there.
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. We will retire Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available).
Once you update to Skype, here are some of the other great features Messenger users can expect:
- Broader device support for all platforms, including iPad and Android tablets
- Instant messaging, video calling, and calling landlines and mobiles all in one plac
- Sharing screens
- Video calling on mobile phone
- Video calling with Facebook friends
- Group video calling
You can read more here