Windows Live Messenger

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Windows Live Messenger was a messaging service from Microsoft. It was launched on 22 July 1999 and discontinued on 8 April 2013[1] with the migration to Skype, although the client protocol has since then been reversed and the clients can now be used with unofficial servers such as Escargot.

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Version 8.0[edit | edit source]

Version 8.1[edit | edit source]

Version 8.5[edit | edit source]

Version 2009[edit | edit source]

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  1. Even though the official shutdown date is 8 April 2013, WLM could still be used if you decline the "switch to Skype" prompt until 30 April 2013. After that, WLM could be used with third-party tools like Messenger Reviver, until the shutdown of the last Windows Live Messenger server on 18 May 2017.