CNN is retiring its Windows Phone app on July 18

CNN is now alerting users of its Windows Phone app that it will be retired on July 18. The app is no longer searchable directly from the Windows Store, and people who have already installed the app will find the retirement message, adding that those users should access CNN via its mobile website.


The app was first launched for the platform in 2012, first as an exclusive for Nokia Windows Phones and later for all smartphones that used the OS. The CNN Windows 8.1/Windows 10 app made for tablets and PCs is still in the store, but it has not been updated in a long time.

While it's possible that we may see a CNN app down the road that's built natively for Windows 10 on PC and Mobile, it looks like you'll have to start getting your news fix from the mobile website for now.

Thanks to Primoz for the tip!

John Callaham