Lumia Camera updated for Windows Phone 8.1 users with video bug fixes

Earlier this year, Microsoft released an update to Lumia Camera for Windows 10 Mobile, which highly recommended that users ditch the app in favor of the built-in Windows Camera app in the new operating system. Now the Lumia Camera app has been updated again, and this time it is redirecting users to use the built-in Camera app.

This is basically a new reminder from Microsoft that they are ending support for Lumia Camera in Windows 10 Mobile. While the various versions of the app will likely continue for Windows Phone 8.1, it's clear that the company is moving forward and consolidating its mobile camera app plans around the one included with all Windows 10 Mobile devices.

We're assuming many of you are running the Insider build and with a hard-reset may have had Lumia Camera install by default. Going forward, that is likely to change as the new Lumia 950 and 950 XL will only have Microsoft Camera going forward. Likewise, if you try to download the Lumia Camera app on Windows 10 Mobile, you'll be greeted with a message that this app is not compatible with your phone.

Lumia Camera does live on for Windows Phone 8.1 users, however. In that sense, the app is going from build to with a changelog of 'bug fixes for video recording'. No other new features were spotted yet.

Thanks to Dean for the tip!

John Callaham