Microsoft might kill Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype. Sources has reportedly told The Verge that Microsoft will be ending its instant messaging client, Windows Live Messenger, in the coming months and will have it integrated into Skype. That is, of course, a possibility. A couple of weeks ago, Skype for Windows 8 was announced, offering a new re-imagined experience that is simpler, faster, and beautiful.
Just a few days after that, Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows was also released and brought along with it new features including Microsoft and Facebook account integration and the capability to send instant messages to Windows Live Messenger, Hotmail and Outlook.com contacts via Skype. The Skype frenzy went on when Skype for Windows Phone 8 was previewed last week which, according to Mark Gillett, Skype Operations Officer, has been re-built from ground up. Sources added that Microsoft will be making an official announcement soon, possibly this week. For now, let’s take it with a grain of salt.