Microsoft is Shutting Down Windows Live Messenger, What Should I Do?

How-To

On May 1st, 2014 Microsoft plans to shut down Windows Live Messenger. As a result, the messaging application will no longer work.

For those using BlackBerry 10, you have the option of installing Skype, which allows you to continue chatting with your existing Windows Live Messenger contacts. Skype is not available for BlackBerry OS devices though, so consider encouraging your friends to install BBM, which runs on Android, iOS, and BlackBerry smartphones.

To install BBM on an Android or iOS device, simply visit http://bbm.com and follow the instructions to get the free BBM download from the appropriate app store.

Make sure you pop by BBM.com too, so you can invite friends from Facebook and Twitter, and to create a personalized BBM PIN that you can share with your friends so they can easily connect with you after they install BBM.

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With that being said, follow these steps to remove Windows Live Messenger from your BlackBerry smartphone.

How to remove Windows Live Messenger on BlackBerry 10 smartphones

  1. While viewing your Home screen, touch and hold the Windows Live Messenger app icon until it begins to pulse
  2. On the Windows Live Messenger app icon, tap BBM-Trash
  3. How to remove Windows Live Messenger on BlackBerry OS smartphones

BlackBerry OS 6, 7, or 7.1

  1. Select Options from the Home screen or, using Universal Search, enter Options
  2. Click Device and then Application Management
  3. Highlight Windows Live Messenger
  4. Press the Menu key, and then click Delete
  5. If prompted, click Reboot Now

BlackBerry OS 4 and 5

  1. Select Options from the Home screen
  2. Select Applications and highlight Windows Live Messenger
  3. Press the Menu key, and then click Delete
  4. If prompted, click Reboot Now

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