Cortana, the digital Voice assistant owned by Microsoft is going offline. According to Microsoft, Cortana will be shifting its focus towards building personal productivity. Microsoft had high hopes for Cortana, but Cortana couldn’t find success and is sort of a disappointment for Microsoft.
Microsoft is reluctant to end Cortana support not just from mobile Apps but also from all the hardware and accessories. First to end will be “Third party Cortana Skills” from September 7.
Which means now, you won’t to be able to ask Cortana to play music, or control your smart home, or any other tasks you used be relied on.
Cortana Android & iOS App Shutting Down:
After hardware, Cortana mobile Apps will be shutting down from 2021. Microsoft also had to say something about this “We’ll stop supporting the Cortana app for mobile (iOS and Android), because you can now manage your calendar and email, join meetings, and do so much more via our new productivity-focused experiences.” said.
Surprisingly, the first-gen Surface headphones are also going to lose Cortana combination. but you can still access Cortana on Surface Headphones and Surface Earbuds, with its Outlook amalgamation.
As this news will come as a surprise for everyone and no one is amused by this, Microsoft will be sending $50 Gift card to invoke users and $25 gift card to surface headphones users. As Cortana is shutting down, Microsoft’s ambitious plans for its own Voice Assistant program just took a back seat.