Microsoft Closes Cortana App for Windows: Expert Insights
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Aug 14, 2023 11:00 AM

Microsoft Closes Cortana App for Windows: Expert Insights

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Microsoft discontinues Cortana app on Windows 11, plans to end support in Teams Mobile by Fall 2023, retains in Outlook Mobile.

Microsoft has officially shut down its Cortana app for Windows 11. This comes after an update for Cortana that disables it for users, three years after Cortana apps for iOS and Android were also discontinued.

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Users attempting to launch Cortana on Windows 11 are presented with a notice about the app's deprecation and a link to a support article outlining these changes.
Furthermore, Microsoft is planning to terminate support for Cortana in Teams mobile, Microsoft Teams Display, and Microsoft Teams Rooms in fall 2023.

Interestingly, Cortana will still be available inside the Outlook mobile app, according to Microsoft sources.

  • Cortana app has been discontinued on Windows 11
  • The change follows the previous discontinuation of Cortana apps for iOS and Android
  • A launch attempt results in a notification about Cortana's deprecation
  • Support for Cortana in Teams Mobile, Microsoft Teams Display, and Microsoft Teams Rooms is also under termination plans, set for fall 2023
  • Cortana will continue to be available in Outlook mobile.

Continued Availability of Cortana in Outlook Mobile

Despite the discontinuation of Cortana across several Microsoft platforms, it will still continue to exist in Outlook Mobile.This suggests that while Microsoft may be reducing Cortana's presence, it does not mark complete withdrawal.The specific rationale behind the selective retention of Cortana in Outlook Mobile is not clear.´However, this maintains an element of accessibility to the digital assistant function for Outlook Mobile users. This could potentially add to the user experience and cater to those who have come to rely on the features Cortana offers.

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Microsoft has announced that it is shutting down its Cortana app for Windows 11. This comes three years after the company also discontinued its Cortana apps for iOS and Android. If you try to launch Cortana on Windows 11, you will be presented with a notice about the app's deprecation and a link to a support article with more information about the change. Microsoft is also planning to end support for Cortana in Teams mobile,

 

Microsoft Teams Display, and Microsoft Teams Rooms in the fall of 2023, with the exception of Cortana inside Outlook mobile, which will continue to be available.

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