Microsoft has ended support for Cortana on Windows. Microsoft has announced that it will no longer support Cortana as a standalone application in Windows. This announcement was made on a support page , which was spotted by XDA developers .
The discontinuation of Cortana on Windows is not a big surprise. Microsoft announced the new Windows Copilot tool during its Build conference held in May. This tool will reside in your taskbar, and it uses AI to assist you in doing everything Cortana can do once widely released. This includes summarizing text, rewriting it, asking questions, changing your computer’s settings and more.
Microsoft introduced Cortana in Windows 10 in 2015. You can now use voice commands to open applications, set reminders and ask questions. Microsoft has gradually phased out Cortana from the Windows experience over the years. With the release of Windows 11 , the digital assistant was no longer prominently displayed on the taskbar and did not appear in the initial boot experience. Microsoft has also discontinued the Cortana apps on iOS and Android for 2020, and stopped supporting Cortana with its Surface headphones.
Microsoft has not yet announced when it will remove Cortana. It is evident that Microsoft’s AI tools, including Bing Chatbot and Microsoft 365 Copilot are given priority. Microsoft has confirmed that Cortana will be removed from Windows but it is still available on Outlook mobile, Microsoft Teams Mobile, Teams Display, and Teams Rooms. However, Microsoft does not know how long this will last.