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Upgrading from Windows Live Messenger to Skype

Windows Live Messenger and Skype will be coming together soon! Not only will you be able to keep all your contacts together, but you’ll also be able to score some great new benefits in the process. Here are just a few of the fantastic features coming your way on Skype for Windows desktop.

  • Skype allows you to send IMs just like Messenger and you also get free voice and video calls!
  • Your Messenger contacts will automatically be added to Skype.
  • Setting up new lists to group your contacts together is quick and easy.
  • You can ‘favorite’ your friends and bump them to the top of your contacts list.
  • Our Animated Emoticons are fun, and there are tons to choose from!
  • Sharing is seamless – drop a file or photo, right into your chat.
  • All of your chats will be stored on your homepage under ‘Recent’ for safe keeping.

This guide will help you when you upgrade to Skype:


Have additional questions? Don’t worry, we’re here to help.  Reach out to us on Twitter at @SkypeSupport or post to the Skype Support Community to get more useful tips!

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