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Microsoft Replacing Messenger With Skype

  • The Age, Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:13 PM

Microsoft have sent out word that it will "retire" its Messenger online chat feature on March 15 and replace it with the Skype internet telephony service it bought last year. Microsoft sent an email message advising Messenger users to update to Skype using their same account information in advance of the deadline. "You'll be able to instant message and video chat ... just like before, and also discover new ways of staying in touch with Skype on your mobile and tablet," Microsoft said in the message.

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