"Skype and Messenger are coming together, millions of Messenger users will be able to reach their Messenger friends on Skype, said Skype in a blog post." By updating to Skype, Messenger users can instant message and video call their Messenger friends.
The company will stop Windows messenger worlwide (exept mainland China) by the first quarter of 2013.
"We want to focus our efforts on making things simpler for our users while continuously improving the overall experience," said Tony Bates, Skype division president."We will work with you over the next few months to help you transition and offer information and help along the way."
WLM was launched in July 1999 when it was known as MSN Messenger and had 330 million active users in 2009 but recently the number has decreased to about 100 million.