Microsoft dropping support for Windows 10 Mobile Office apps in 2021

Windows 10 Mobile Home screen
Windows 10 Mobile Home screen (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • The Windows 10 Mobile Office apps will reach their end-of-support date on January 12, 2021.
  • Windows 10 Mobile itself loses support on December 10, 2019.
  • After they lose support, the apps will no longer receive technical support, bug fixes, or security fixes.

Microsoft announced today that it will drop support for the Office apps on Windows 10 Mobile on January 12, 2021. While that's still more than a year away, it comes after Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 Mobile on December 10, 2019.

"On [January 12, 2021], app users will no longer receive security updates, non-security hotfixes, free assisted support options or online technical content updates from Microsoft," Microsoft said in a blog post. "This decision follows the earlier announcement that support for Windows 10 Mobile ends on December 10, 2019."

In lieu of the WIndows 10 Mobile Office apps, Microsoft says that it will continue supporting the iOS and Android apps.

After the apps lose support on Windows 10 Mobile, you'll no longer be able to receive technical support for any issues you have, and the apps will no longer receive bug and security fixes. The apps will continue to work after the support end date, but a lack of updates means they'll be insecure and open to the introduction of new bugs.

Microsoft also announced today that the Wunderlist apps will shut down next year in favor of Microsoft To Do.

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