Microsoft has announced that they have today shut down the Cortana application support on Android and iOS platforms. Microsoft had in 2020 announced that it would end support for its virtual assistant on Android and iOS.
“As of March 31, 2021, the Cortana content you created–such as reminders and lists–will 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,” the company said in a post.
Cortana is a virtual assistant developed by Microsoft which uses the Bing search engine to perform tasks such as setting reminders and answering questions for the user.
The giant tech company attributed the drop of support to a “transformational AI-powered assistant experience in Microsoft 365.
The move comes barely 3 years after the company launched the assistant on mobile in November 2019.