Microsoft is shutting down Lumia Voices on April 12

Microsoft has announced the company will be scrapping the Lumia Voices program on April 12. The Lumia Voices team consisted of personnel who migrated across from the Nokia Connects setup, offering consumers unique and interesting ways to connect with the manufacturer, not to mention test out new hardware.

"We want to take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work throughout the years. You've been an inspiration and your contribution to the programme enabled Lumia Voices to thrive and impact people's lives in a very positive way. You truly are the backbone of this community and we really appreciate your dedication and loyalty during the time we've worked together. "

Those who followed the Lumia Voices team are urged to ensure they're stalking official Lumia and Microsoft social profiles. It's a real shame that programs such as this are slowly being faded out at Microsoft, especially one that played a vital role in developing the Windows Phone community.

Rich Edmonds
Senior Editor, PC Build

Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.