Windows Live MessengerMicrosoft have today named 15 March 2013 as the final day for their Messenger service. Users will need to use the Skype service as their tool of choice for instant messaging.

The shut-down does not affect mainland China, where the service will continue to operate -- Skype is not available in China!

In November last year Microsoft announced the imminent demise of Messenger but no date was given at that time.

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