Microsoft is turning off push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0
Starting tomorrow, Microsoft will be shutting down the push notifications service on Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 devices.
Microsoft has announced that it is ending the push notification service on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 starting February 20th, 2018. The company says that since both of those platforms have reached the end of their support, these services are now able to be discontinued.
Turning off push notifications means that devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 will no longer receive notifications, live tiles will no longer update, and the "find my phone" feature will no longer function. Those still using Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 will likely want to switch to something newer.
Microsoft says that Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile users will not be affected by this change, as push notifications for those platforms will remain on for the time being. However, once support comes to an end for those platforms as well, it is likely Microsoft will also turn off push notifications there too.
Are you still using a Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows Phone 8.0 device? Let us know in the comments!
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