Microsoft Shutting Down MSN Messenger October 31

Microsoft has finally shut down the services of its IM service - Windows Live Messenger aka MSN Messenger - in China as well. Come Oct. 31, users in China have the option to migrate their contacts to Skype instead. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jason Wun)

Microsoft has finally shut down the services of its IM service – Windows Live Messenger aka MSN Messenger – in China as well. Come Oct. 31, users in China have the option to migrate their contacts to Skype instead. (PHOTO CREDIT: Jason Wun)

Microsoft is shutting down its popular MSN Messenger after 15 years of service, bringing to an end an era of chatting services, a niche now dominated by Internet-based messaging apps.

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