Cortana App by Microsoft shuts down for Android & iOS!


The reminder app, Cortana no more works for Android and iOS. Microsoft has shut down its Cortana app. The lists and reminders for the app users will be available to users through Windows. Also, there is automatic sync of Cortana reminders, lists, and tasks to the Microsoft To-Do app. The app is available as a free download on iOS and Android. The app will shut down in July 2020.

Microsoft shuts down Cortana app on Android and iOS - news
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The company said in a post,

“As of March 31, 2021, the Cortana content you createdsuch as reminders and listswill no longer function in the Cortana mobile app, but can still be accessed through Cortana in 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.”

Also, the company stopped offering the standalone Cortana app in November 2019. It was in the markets of India, the UK, China, Spain, and Canada.

CEO Satya Nadella said in Jan, 2019

“Cortana needs to be that skill for anybody who’s a Microsoft 365 subscriber.”

So, Microsoft will shift to transformational AI-powered assistant experience in its Microsoft 365 apps. As per MacRumours, this will involve refocusing its areas of innovation and development. Also, the company added Cortana to Teams mobile app to do things like manage calendars, email, and join meetings.

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