“We are retiring the existing Messenger service globally (except for mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available) and bringing the great features of Messenger and Skype together.Update to Skype and sign in using a Microsoft account (same as your Messenger ID) and all your Messenger contacts will be at your fingertips.MSNP24 still works, but it uses different servers and was (is? So for the purposes of this status page, MSNP24 is skype, not MSN. MSNP21 was the last protocol implemented by a Windows Live Messenger branded client (WLM 2012) MSNP22 was very similar to MSNP21, sharing the same servers, and was implemented by the Windows 8.0 messaging client. 2017-03-21: Microsoft login servers broke, affecting all their services. 2016-05-14: Major update to the server status section, see below for details 2016-04-27: servers. 2015-05-27: Nothing broke recently, just reduced the amount of clutter in this page. You’ll be able to instant message and video chat with them just like before, and also discover new ways of staying in touch with Skype on your mobile and tablet.” Merging one account with another doesn’t prevent the user from using either account, however, he can only merge each account once.Logging in to either account will show the same contacts list.
The Windows Live Messenger for i Phone app icon appears as a two avatars talking, one blue and one green.
In the coming weeks, customers on Windows Vista SP2 and Windows 7 will receive a notification prompting them to upgrade to the new version.
Since this release contains critical fixes for the Essentials package, in a few months, the update will become required for all eligible customers.
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