Originally known as MSN Messenger, it was launched in 1999 but was switched off for most users in 2013, after Microsoft bought rival Skype. The emails told users they would get free Skype credit when they migrated over to the new service, the newspaper said.
Is MSN Messenger still a thing?
Microsofts MSN Messenger, or Windows Live Messenger as its now known, will be fully retired on October 31st. The software maker originally announced its plans to shift users over to Skype last year, but Microsoft kept the service running in China. Farewell, MSN Messenger.
Why did they get rid of MSN Messenger?
A hard and fast fall. What happened with msn Messenger? Msn Messenger was not able to survive so many changes and lost users quickly, until Microsoft decided to replace it with Skype, announcing its final closure on October 31, 2014 (its time for Msn Messenger fans to cry).
When did MSN Messenger disappear?
In 2013, Windows Live Messenger was discontinued and Microsoft began ceasing service to existing clients. The service in China remained active for another 18 months, and ceased operations on October 31, 2014.
How can I recover deleted messages from MSN Messenger?
You can recover any Windows Live Messenger chat logs from directly within Messenger itself.Launch Windows Live Messenger.Click File at the top of the window. Click the contact whose chat history you want to view.Click OK to open the chat log.More items