Unfortunately, Windows Live Messenger, also known as MSN Messenger, was phased out on March 15, 2013 in every market except mainland China. Most markets have been migrated to Skype, a service similar to MSN Messenger. It was, however, impossible to change the email address associated with a Windows Live Messenger Account, as users were unable to change their email addresses without creating an entirely new account.
It is possible to change a display name in Skype. After logging in, simply click the displayed name icon to make the edit box appear, input the desired display name, and hit "Enter."
To migrate from Windows Live Messenger to Skype, download the latest version of the software from Skype.com, and log in using the same credentials used on Windows Live Messenger.
Many of the most popular features available on Windows Live Messenger are available on Skype as well, including video calling, group conversations, screen sharing and more. However, "buzzing," a popular feature used to shake the screens of chat partners on MSN Messenger, is not available on Skype.
Skype is also available for use on iPhone, Android and Windows Phone mobile devices. Download the app for free to stay in constant contact with friends and family.