Microsoft to discontinue MSN messenger

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Redmond, Jun 30: Get set to say goodbye to the blue, green, yellow, orange MSN butterfly that sits on the buddy icons of the MSN messenger, the web messenger service will expire on Tuesday, Jun 30.

Announcing the development Microsoft's website read, "We are preparing to discontinue MSN Web Messenger. The old MSN Web Messenger experience will end on 30 June."

This move comes as part of the Microsoft's efforts to realigning its online services under the Windows Live brand.

The old messenger will be replaced by Google's Gtalk-like web-based IM that is integrated with the Hotmail Inbox.

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