Confirmed: Skype will replace Windows Live Messenger
Yesterday we learned that Microsoft could replace the old Messenger for Skype , but many questions remained in the air. A few minutes ago we had a call with Alejandro Arnaiz, skype spokesman for the Latin America, who told us that if summary, Skype will replace the Windows Live Messenger service in the future to be defined.
Alejandro told us that this change provides a broader communication platform for users (voice, video, messaging). Users may be signed with your Live account on Skype, bind and import your Messenger contacts, in fact if you do not have a Skype account can create there.
The cut will not be radical, first there will be a period of adoption for Messenger users are familiar with the Skype platform. The spokesperson told us that they believe that people will appreciate the benefits and that migration can be transparent because Skype is simple to understand. After that see’s adoption will be analyzed to determine when it will be mass migration.
This integration will be available on platforms where Skype is available, in fact the current version (6.0) for Windows and Mac and can add our messenger contacts.
As final data, Alejandro told us that the global base of Skype users reach 280 million monthly active in the case of Windows Live Messenger has 135 million users in Latin America alone.
Link: Microsoft Windows Live Messenger replace Skype (Engadget)Tags: Microsoft, skype, Windows Live Messenger