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Windows 8.1 to ditch Messaging app in favor of Skype

Windows 8.1 to use Skype for messaging, will dump Messaging app

| Operating Systems News | Posted: Jun 28, 2013 5:37 pm

Microsoft will be trashing its Messenger app in Windows 8.1 in favor of Skype. The Messaging app currently uses Facebook and Messenger accounts to communicate with friends but it appears that Microsoft will be following their word and transitioning all messaging services to Skype.

 

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This move makes perfect sense as Skype was shown off as the primary messaging device for the Xbox One at not only the launch event last month but it was also demoed at the E3 expo and Microsoft Build Conference earlier this month. No word on an official release date has been confirmed but we expect the change to happen when Windows 8.1 is officially launched.

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