Skype to replace Windows Live Messenger

Skype to replace Windows Live Messenger

Microsoft has announced Windows Live Messenger will disappear from computer screens early next year, forcing most users to switch to Skype – the VOiP application that Microsoft acquired in 2011.

An updated version of Skype was released last week, allowing users to sign into the service using Microsoft account details.

Microsoft has said users who switch to Skype will benefit from a centralised contact list across its services and the ability to call landlines and mobile phones.

See the Skype blog for more info