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Microsoft ends push notifications for Windows 7, 8 Phones

Microsoft ends push notifications for Windows 7, 8 Phones

In a forum post, Microsoft confirmed that from today (20 February), Mobile Push Notification services will be turned off for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0. It's worth noting, of course, that Windows Phone 8.1 support ended back in July, so there's no guarantee that Microsoft will continue to support it with notification services for any given time.

No more of push notifications means that the devices with OS Windows Phone 7 and 8 will not receive notifications anymore.

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It is noteworthy, Microsoft will continue to push out updates to Windows 8.1 and 10 devices. They started with killing support for Windows Phone 8.1 months ago and now they are banging the final nails to the coffin. Microsoft also said that these devices will no longer be able to locate the device with "find my phone" app/feature. Live tiles will not receive updates either, and neither will the "find my phone" feature work. Let's see how long Microsft will support Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile operating systems.

Named as WhatsApp Desktop, the app comes as a new alternative to the mobile use of the messenger, which had already had its web version for a long time. It is reported that the two Microsoft Windows Phone versions have now reached their end of support dates. Microsoft's last and latest mobile operating system Windows 10 Mobile is still kicking, but the platform is already in maintenance mode, and the extended support for the operating system will come to an end in mid-2019. As to where Microsoft could take its mobile initiative next is not known to anyone, though the software giant is rumoured to have the new foldable mobile-type device in development.


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