Microsoft has folded the epic messenger service, Windows Live Messenger, on April 8 worldwide with an uproar could be heard from its fans on web.
The shutdown of the MSN messenger is rolled out after the acquisition of voice over internet protocol (VoIP) based communication firm Skype. Now Windows Live Messenger is functional only in China.
But what things the fans will miss about the Windows Live Messenger?
We have listed five things which would be missed out by fan following of the messenger:
Simple User Interface
Everyone who has used the MSN messenger should have noticed how easy it was to use the service. Its the base for a huge fan following of the service worldwide. Skype, on other hand, is not at all an easy tool to use.
Windows Live Messenger was unique in sense that it made you connected with casual contacts and persons. This gave the messenger user a diversity in contacts. Skype, nevertheless, focuses on being more personal and business centric tool.
After installing the Skype, MSN messenger contacts would automatically be merged into Skype contacts removing the separation line of casual and business contacts.
MSN Messenger Compatibility with Xbox
Xbox is not just a game console but Microsoft is gradually turning it into a hub of home entertainment. Integration of Hulu, Netflix and Smartglass are just a few things to mention. Above all it was connected with MSN Messenger and gamers could chat with their friends and families though their TV sets.
iPhone App: A Pleasure
Getting space on its rival like Apple is not an easy thing for Microsoft. But Windows Live Messenger app was a pleasurable app for chat on iPhone devices as compared to difficult-to-use app of Skype. After the shutdown, users have to switch to Skype to get connected with their friends.
Skype is basically a tool to get connected with personal and business contacts. Unless you do not know a person, its useless to get in touch with him or her on Skype. So its more mechanical as compared to MSN Messenger, which is more human in getting connected.