R.I.P MSN Messenger :(

It’s time to say good bye to once the best instant messaging platform MSN Messenger (also known as Windows Live Messenger). Microsoft started shutting down MSN Messenger globally in April 2013 and it will be completely vanished from the Internet on October 31st 2014. Messenger is only available in mainland China until then.

For anyone who grew up in the late 90’s / early 2000’s, MSN was a staple to your online habits.

Using a 56k dial up modem, you had to make sure your mum, brother or sister weren’t using the phone so you could get online!

But all good things must come to an end, and after 15 years, MSN Messenger is being turned off forever. :(  Hours spent in front of the computer after school and on weekends, chatting away to friends, family and maybe even that internet crush you met in a chat room. MSN was the go to platform for communication.

MSN Messenger / Credit: Microsoft.com

The awesome Emoticons:r-i-p-msn-messenger-2Setting your status with extremely stylish fonts like this ➜ •?((¯°·._.• ТНΙЅ ΙЅ ТНЄ ¢ΣΣℓЄЅТ ЄΝЄЯ •._.·°¯))؟• Asking people about their ASL, sending nudges to your friends so they can give you some attention (lol). I think I had no idea about LOL or BRB until I started using the great MSN Messenger.EZ-Emoticons-MSN-7-FullThere are many things we can talk about MSN Messenger but reality is that it is gone.

Waqas

Waqas Amir is a Milan-based cybersecurity journalist with a passion for covering latest happenings in cyber security and tech world. In addition to being the founder of this website, Waqas is also into gaming, reading and investigative journalism.