Microsoft officially kills the Cortana app on Windows 11

Three years after discontinuing Cortana apps for iOS and Android, Microsoft is putting the final nail in the coffin of its Windows 11 Cortana app. An update is being released, which essentially deactivates the digital assistant. Therefore, if you try to launch Cortana on Windows 11, you will receive a notification saying that the app is no longer supported, along with a button that says “Learn more” which is linked to an article detailing the new change. Microsoft plans to stop supporting Cortana in Teams mobile, Microsoft Teams Display, and Microsoft Teams Rooms by the fall of 2023. However, Cortana will still be available in Outlook mobile. Image: KnowTechie Cortana’s on-and-off journey It officially landed as a digital assistant — much like what you see on iPhone as Siri or Android’s Google Assistant. In 2015, Microsoft integrated the successful assistant into Windows 10, where it found its place in the taskbar. It became a handy companion for Windows users, providing basic features like voice commands and reminders. However, the charm didn’t last long. With the arrival of Windows 11, Microsoft dropped it from the taskbar and the initial boot experience, maintaining only the standalone app until recently Cortana struggled among competitors like Alexa, Google Assistant Despite regular updates, Microsoft’s assistant lost its charm. In 2021, Microsoft pulled the plug and called off its digital assistant from App Store and Google Play Store — putting an end to a 7-year-old legacy. Similarly, the platform that birthed the digital assistant Cortana, Windows…Microsoft officially kills the Cortana app on Windows 11

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