As part of the renewal process of its services, Microsoft said on April 8 will eliminate the current Messenger service and integrate with Skype features.
The company founded by Bill Gates said that to upgrade to the new platform, people just need to log in to your account automatically and your contacts will be available in the new tool.
“The withdrawal of Messenger will extend over several weeks, on April 8 will be the first day you ask for upgrade to Skype,” he said, with the exception of China, where the service will remain.
“As of April 8, 2013 will eliminate the current Messenger service and integrate the fabulous features of Messenger and Skype in one service. “ Removal of Messenger will be spread over several weeks, on April 8 will be the first day you ask for upgrade to Skype.
And in November last year, the head of Microsoft’s Skype division, Tony Bates, said the Messenger messaging platform will leave the network in the first quarter of 2013.
He explained that the effort began with the release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows, as well as that between the improvements that this integration will provide broader support for devices that use it, the ability to share screens, instant messaging, video calling and calls to landlines and mobiles in one place.
The company messaging and video calling service Skype was founded in 2003, but it was not until 2011 when Microsoft bought it for an amount of 8,000 million.
The messaging software, released by Microsoft on July 22, 1999, has been implemented by various devices and got to count in 2011 with 330 million users worldwide.
It also became one of the most popular chat platforms, today Windows Live Messenger has 135 million online users in Latin America.