In the modern Digital Age, the primary IM services are WhatsApp, Kik Messenger, iMessage alongside a myriad of others boasting millions of users. But not so long ago, Microsoft’s MSN Messenger was the dominant force, but after the Windows maker acquired Skype for the tidy sum of $8.5 billion, things seemed to wane. Now, after 15 long years – the last few of which have been in relative obscurity – the software maker has finally decided to kill off MSN Messenger for good, which means users in China – which is the last place where Messenger lives – will have to say goodbye to Microsoft’s famed messaging service for good.

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