09 November 2012 18:38 | By Esther Tan, xinmsn Tech & Gadget
Online Messaging Platforms Over the Years

Windows Live Messenger users will soon have to bid goodbye to the 13-year-old messaging platform



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Windows Live Messenger users will soon have to bid goodbye to the messaging platform and consider making a switch to Skype, according to a recent announcement by Microsoft.

The world’s largest software maker will be letting go of Windows Live Messenger, more fondly known as MSN Messenger. Instead, Microsoft will be diverting their focus to their Skype platform service, which allows users to communicate with their friends and loved ones via voice, video and instant messaging. To aid the transition, a new version of Skype has just been launched a few weeks ago and enables users to sign in with their Microsoft account.

In light of the retiring 13-year-old Windows Live Messenger, let’s take a nostalgic look back at the history of Internet messaging platforms and how they have evolved over the years.

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