Microsoft is killing off its Cortana app for some users in January 2020
Effective January 31st, 2020, Microsoft will stop its support for its Cortana iOS and Android app for some users in eight countries. The tech giant confirmed the report in an announcement on its website about its plans to kill off Cortana. The change will not affect Windows 10, and Microsoft says it will be more deeply integrated into Office 365.
The discontinuation of support for Cortana mobile app will affect users in the UK, Australia, Canada, China, Germany, India, Mexico, and Spain, according to CNET, citing interview with Microsoft spokesperson. It’s not clear at this point what Microsoft’s plans are for users in the United States.
“To make your personal digital assistant as helpful as possible, we’re integrating Cortana into your Microsoft 365 productivity apps. As part of this evolution, on January 31st, 2020, we’re ending support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS in your market,” Microsoft said.
. At that point, the Cortana content you created–such as reminders and lists–will no longer function in the Cortana mobile app or Microsoft Launcher, but can still be accessed through Cortana on Windows. Also, Cortana reminders, lists, and tasks are automatically synced to the Microsoft To Do app, which you can download to your phone for free.
After January 31st, 2020, the Cortana mobile app on your phone will no longer be supported and there will be an updated version of Microsoft Launcher with Cortana removed.