Skype Merges With IM And Windows Live!

Microsoft's Windows Live Messenger, the pioneering instant messaging platform from the incumbent software giant is scheduled to merge with Skype. Skype, which is a VoIP (Voice-over-Internet Protocol and software application) service was purchased by Microsoft in October, 2011.

According to the Skype Blog,"the aim is to deliver the best communications experience for everyone, everywhere."

Microsoft has planned to shut down Windows Live Messenger in all countries (with the exception of mainland China) starting first quarter of 2013. The company further stated on its resolve to focus on making things simpler for users while continuously improving the overall experience.

Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows, which was released on 24 October, 2012 allows you to sign into the service using a Microsoft account. IM users simply have to update to this latest version of Skype, sign-in to their account, and all their Messenger contacts will be migrated to Skype form Windows Live Messenger.

The migration to Skype means users can  now avail themselves of both instant messaging and video calling features within the same platform.
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