Microsoft's messenger popularly known as MSN Messenger or Windows Live Messenger to end after 15 years. MSN Messenger was launched in the year 1999 and most of the users has already been transfered to Skype after Microsoft took over skype.
MSN now mostly used in China and by Oct 31 all the users will be moved to Skype. MSN has nearly 330 millions users.
After acquiring Skype, Microsoft announced a couple years ago that the MSN Messenger and Skype services would merge. All users of MSN Messenger would move to Skype, with the exception of those living in mainland China.
RIP MSN Messenger !!!