People have also been increasingly targeted by spammers posting hundreds of messages and inappropriate web addresses to chatrooms.Many have been "mining" rooms for data, finding out users' e-mail addresses to build spam lists. MSN has acknowledged that some chatters will not be happy about the move.You can also use it to make friendship connections, which allow either sex to initiate. Ladies choose from a selected group of the most compatible guys who’ve already liked their profile.Originally the app only showed one match per day, but after an update last year, that’s increased."As a responsible leader we feel it necessary to make these changes because online chat services are increasingly being misused," it said.Children's charities welcomed the move as "momentous" and said they saw it as a big step towards protecting young web users, but some have criticised the decision.
Some have suggested that MSN may have economic reasons for closing down their chatrooms.
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MSN UK's Matt Whittingham told BBC News Online it was not a decision they had taken lightly.
"We have been concerned about chatrooms for a while and reached a stage where we were no longer prepared to put up with inappropriate communication," he said.
"We regret responsible users will be affected by this move, but we looked at this very carefully and on balance to safeguard customer interests," said Mr Whittingham.