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RIP: MSN Web Messenger, July 22, 1999-June 30, 2009
Microsoft recently announced that it will retire MSN Web Messenger on Tuesday (June 30). The messenger will be replaced by already existing IM integrated into Windows Live People and Hotmail. MSN Web Messenger was launched in 1999
MICROSOFT IS all set to retire the popular MSN Web Messenger on June 30 and company is asking the loyal users to make a switch to web messenger integrated into Windows Live People and Hotmail.

The first version of MSN Web Messenger was launched as MSN Messenger Service on July 22, 1999. It comprised simple features like plain texting and a contact list.

As the service will be officially retired on June 30, Microsoft has recommended customers to use Windows Live People and Windows Live Hotmail.

The company said that it had decided to retire MSN Web Messenger as part of the strategy to to realign the online services under the Windows Live Brand.

The Windows Live Hotmail is an integrated version of Web Messenger and shows if people are online. It also helps to check mails instantly as they will be shown with a small icon and allows users to logout from other locations.

Multiple location support ensures that a user need sign into the web messenger, if he is already into Windows Live Messenger as clicking on the little online icon will open an IM window.

Not only MSN Web Messenger but a number of other products are also being given retirement by Microsoft on June 30.

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