Microsoft to ‘retire’ Messenger on March 15, replace with Skype
- Government issues high alert, says Islamic State expanding area of terror
- Putin vows to hunt down those who bombed Russian plane in Egypt
- Mani Shankar Aiyar to Pakistan channel: Remove Modi for talks to resume
- Chittoor Mayor shot dead while trying to save husband
- Hyderabad nursery student dies after head gets stuck in school lift
Software giant Microsoft has announced that it will 'retire' its Messenger online chat feature on March 15 and replace it with the Skype internet telephony service.
Microsoft, in an email, advised Messenger users to update to Skype using their same account information in advance of the deadline.
The US-based firm had announced in November that it was shutting down Messenger in favour of merging users into Skype, the service it purchased in 2011 for 8.5 billion dollars, the Sydney Morning Herald reports.
The transition began late last year with the release of Skype 6.0 software that lets people sign in to the online communication service using Microsoft accounts.
According to the report, Messenger will be shut off in every country except China.
- Europe’s challenge: Find a political solution to the quagmire in West Asia
- Surrogacy isn’t morally reprehensible, surrogates should be seen as workers
- One world, one battlefield
- With five states polling soon, the great Indian election will continue without recess
- Why Stockholm punches above its weight in innovation and entrepreneurship
- Responses to Mumbai, Paris attacks were strikingly different. But India has learnt since