R.I.P MSN Messenger

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Best instant messaging platform MSN Messenger (also known as Windows Live Messenger). Microsoft started shutting down MSN Messenger globally in April 2013 and it will be completely vanished from the Internet on October 31st 2014. Messenger is only available in mainland China until then.

For anyone who grew up in the late 90’s / early 2000’s, MSN was a staple to your online habits.

Windows Live Messenger (formerly MSN Messenger) is a discontinued instant messaging client developed by Microsoft for Windows, Xbox 360, Blackberry OS, iOS, Java ME, S60 on Symbian OS 9.x, and Zune HD. It connected to the Microsoft Messenger service while also having compatibility with Yahoo! Messenger and Facebook Messenger.

The client was first released as MSN Messenger on July 22, 1999 and was marketed under the MSN branding until 2005 when it was rebranded under Windows Live and has since been officially known by its present name, although its previous name was still used colloquially by most of its users.

But all good things must come to an end, and after 15 years, MSN Messenger is being turned off forever. 🙁  Hours spent in front of the computer after school and on weekends, chatting away to friends, family and maybe even that internet crush you met in a chat room. MSN was the go to platform for communication.

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