Will Microsoft retire Windows Live Messenger?
MANILA, Philippines - Citing several sources, The Verge reports that Microsoft may be retiring Windows Live Messenger to focus on Skype as an integrated version of the Messenger and Skype services.
Microsoft may very well announce global plans to retire Windows Live Messenger possibly as soon as this week, though no word has been given to the media regarding any impending retirement announcement.
This comes after Skype’s attempts to connect Microsoft and Skype login details, as well as attempts to move people to the Messenger backend for Skype.
80% of all instant messages sent on Skype are currently being handled by this backend system. – Rappler.com