Remember Windows Live Messenger? It’s carried a few different names over the course of its journey, one that started way back on July 22, 1999 and will finally come to a complete end on October 31.
There will be a similar move to push Chinese users to Skype that we saw last year
There are still many of us who have fond memories of MSN/Windows Live Messenger and the games and features it used to offer, such as being able to show friends what you’re listening to a la Spotify on Facebook.
The IM client’s final version, called Wave 4, brought a number of notable features to the service, including tabbed conversations, HD video chat and messaging, Facebook and SkyDrive photo comment support, and Facebook chat. In addition, while this version was available for PC’s, mobile applications were released for Windows Phone, iPhone, BlackBerry, and Symbian devices. A version for Zune was also available by the time the final version was released on September 30, 2011.