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Microsoft is merging Windows Live Messenger with Skype

Microsoft is merging Windows Live Messenger with Skype

Microsoft is going to replace its most popular Windows Live Messenger service with Skype, which almost have the same functionality as of the Live Messenger. Acc. to a report, the new changeover is supposed to happen this week.

Acc. to a report by The Verge, Microsoft will merge the Windows Live Messenger with Skype in the coming few months and than it will finally retire the Messenger.

The merging between both of the services of Microsoft is happening already, as Skype is using much of Live Messenger;s way to make call, the peer-to-peer system.  Acc. to the report about 80% of the instant messages sent from Skype are exchanged using Messenger’s system.

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Making clear, that Skype is the main focus of the company, Microsoft recently have launched some new Skype apps for Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, a new client for Windows 7 and Macs.

Microsoft is also trying to merge all of its service to a single Microsoft ID, renaming and retiring its old services e.g. Hotmail is renamed to Outlook and Zune is exchanged with Xbox Live is a hint that Microsoft is planning some major changes to the company.

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Nishant Dixit is currently the CEO, co-founder and Editor in Chief of Cuttinglet. A high school drop-out with a passion for Technology and Gadgets that started in 2011. He likes to write about technology and Social Media. He is a die hard HTC fan and have a soft spot for HTC devices.
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    Good move with windows live messenger. Seems so useless.