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Microsoft Messenger will shut down operations on March 15th and users have been requested to shift to Skype. Microsoft has posted an email to all its users stating that the company will retire its messenger service in March and that all users may henceforth use Skype.
This did not come as a surprise to the users as the shift was in the news for several months now. There is an exception that users in mainland China can still continue to use Messenger as it is operated locally.
The email to the Messenger users went with the subject "Important Info about your Messenger Account". Microsoft promises that the shift is going to be easy. The users just have to update their messenger to Skype and sign in using their Microsoft Messenger account and all the contacts will be at their fingertips.
The users can then use Skype for video calling for mobiles, video chat, instant messaging, video calling Facebook friends and group video calling just like before.
The users can upgrade their Microsoft Messenger by clicking on the upgrade notification while signing in on to the Messenger. An installer window opens when users click on the upgrade banner and this will take the users through the process of installation of Skype and uninstall Messenger automatically.
The software giant, Microsoft, bought Skype in 2011 and wants the users to switch to Skype as soon as possible, it also wanted to make it easy for the users.