The Cortana cell app for Android and iOS is formally being axed by Microsoft in the present day, March 31, 2021. Initially launched in November 2018, the voice assistant app was removed from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store in January final yr. Whereas it was nonetheless useful, beginning in the present day, Microsoft has confirmed that it’ll not supply assist for the app.
As per a support page noticed by 9to5Mac, Microsoft says that reminders and lists will not be accessible to customers throughout the app. nevertheless one can nonetheless have entry to them by Cortana on Home windows. Moreover, Cortana reminders, lists, and duties are mechanically synced to the Microsoft To-Do app which is accessible for each Android and iOS.
As we introduced in July, we’ll quickly be ending assist for the Cortana app on Android and iOS, as Cortana continues its evolution as a productiveness assistant.
As of March 31, 2021, the Cortana content material you created–reminiscent of reminders and lists–will not perform within the Cortana cell app, however can nonetheless be accessed by Cortana in Home windows. Additionally, Cortana reminders, lists, and duties are mechanically synced to the Microsoft To Do app, which you’ll obtain to your telephone totally free.
After March 31, 2021, the Cortana cell app in your telephone will not be supported.
The rationale for Microsoft killing the cell model of the app is because of a change in technique. Cortana is being built-in throughout the Microsoft 365 suite of productiveness apps and naturally, it would proceed to function the default voice assistant for Home windows 10. With the combination of Cortana with Microsoft 365, the corporate has launched personalised, actionable briefs in Outlook for Trade customers, and including Cortana to the Groups cell app to do issues like handle calendars, electronic mail, and be part of conferences. The devoted cell app not figures into this imaginative and prescient.