The word Messenger has a new meaning! Microsoft’s Messenger service has been discontinued completely now, as the company focuses its communication efforts on the Skype platform. The final milestone was reached late last month when Redmond announced that the MSN Messenger service in China will be shut down come October...

Although it appears that the iOS and Android apps still remain the primary focus of Facebook, at least in terms of features, the company rolls out new updates for Windows Phone users every now and then. One such update arrived a few days back, and now we have another one, which makes it two in less than a week. But...

Reports first came out back in June that Microsoft was looking to replace the Messenger app in Windows 8.1 with Skype. Redmond did not actually confirm or deny the news at that time. But now the software titan has officially confirmed that Skype will come installed with Windows 8.1 by default. This new change is part...

The moment of truth for Messenger users is fast incoming. Microsoft will initiate the Windows Live Messenger shutdown next week, with the hope of seeing most users making the transition to Skype. In fact, the humongous user base of Skype is one of the biggest reasons Redmond made the decision of retiring the classic...

If you have followed Microsoft through the ages (well its four decades of existence), you may well be aware just how much the company likes to throw around statistics and numbers to brag about its products and services. While this tradition has waned a bit in recent times, the flame still burns. Redmond still likes to...

Hotmail, Microsoft’s classic email platform, is set to retire in the very near future. And with it the company has also decided to pull the plug off its Messenger service and move its gigantic user base over to Skype. The English version of Windows Live Messenger are set to go dark on April 8, while localized versions...

When it comes to instant messengers for Windows, there are a few clear favorites. One of them that is enjoying terrific success on Microsoft’s new platform is LINE messenger. LINE offers an easy way to stay in touch with friends and family, mobile or otherwise. The app can be used on a PC, tablet or smartphone. And...

Redmond has outlined its plan to start the shutdown of its Windows Live Messenger service. The phased retirement will officially begin on April 8, and the desktop version will be the first to go. Requiescat in pace, Windows Live Messenger — it was great knowing you. Microsoft had initially planned pull the plug on the...