Skype to take over Windows Live Messenger from April 8 onwards
Skype has made a recent blog post according to which their transition of taking over Windows Live Messenger will begin from April 8 of this year. The takeover was first announced in November of last year. With over 280 million users worldwide already using Skype to stay connected with family, friends and colleagues, the service is set to grow exponentially with the inclusion of Windows Live Messenger userbase.
The "upgrade" fro Windows Live Messenger to Skype will require you to simply use your existing Microsoft account to log into Skype once the service has been activated. Skype says the beginning April 8th they'll flip the switch for the English language clients, finishing up with Brazilian Portuguese by the end of April.
Apart form just the desktop clients on Windows and Mac OSX, mobile users on Android, iOS, Windows Phone and (soon) BlackBerry devices can also access get the app for free and use Skype to converse with anyone, anywhere around the world.