“As we introduced in July, we are going to quickly be ending help for the Cortana app on Android and iOS, as Cortana continues its evolution as a productivity assistant,” Microsoft stated in an replace.
The corporate first launched Cortana for iOS and Android in December 2015.
The app was designed to attach Home windows 10 PCs and cellphones however failed to achieve momentum as Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri received the race.
In keeping with Microsoft, the Cortana content material individuals created — resembling reminders and lists — will now not perform within the Cortana cellular 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 individuals can obtain on their telephones without spending a dime.
“After March 31, 2021, the Cortana cellular app in your telephone will now not be supported,” stated Microsoft.
In 2019, the corporate first withdrew the Cortana for iOS app from a lot of areas.
Final yr, Microsoft stated it is going to make productiveness the main target of the digital assistant and as a part of the shift, its digital assistant Cortana will lose a few of its extra consumer-facing options, resembling the flexibility to play music and management good dwelling units.