Bye Bye Messenger, Hello Skype!

Hello once again Ecarib users!! Well I’m not sure if you all have heard but Microsoft has officially announced that come March 15 all Windows Live users will be switched to Skype. Perhaps the software giant’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Microsoft was what prompted this huge change. According to Microsoft, “until March 15, Messenger will continue to work as you know it today, but after that date, users won’t be able to sign in, and will be prompted to switch to Skype”.

Recently a new feature of messenger was that users were able to use Skype to talk to contacts. According to Skype President Tony Bates, the relationship between Skype and Messenger came about as a result as of the company’s release of Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows, where users were given the option to sign into their Skype accounts using their Windows Live ID.

Though this merger would make sense when it comes to dollars and cents, I wonder if it makes much of difference to Messenger users. For me, I haven’t signed into to my Windows Live account for what seems like ages. With Facebook, Twitter and even Google+, do people still use Windows Live? And with Blackberry Messenger and WhatsApp are we still communicating via Messenger?

Let me know if you still use Windows Live messenger and what do you think about the integration with Skype?  Leave us your comments.

Until next time Ecarib users!!!