Ever since Microsoft acquired Skype, it’s been slowly but surely pushing those last MSN/Windows Live Messenger clingers-on into its brave new, Skype-based world. And now China, the last MSN Messenger stronghold, is finally getting the boot, ending the messaging service’s 15-year run once and for all.
The shift happened in the US just over a year ago, although most of us probably haven’t used the chat client since the early aughts, when it was still going head-to-head with the now similarly fizzling out AOL Instant Messenger.
But if you live in China and have yet to let go, you’ll have until October 31 to Windows-Live-message your heart out. [The Verge]