Microsoft Wallet for Windows Phone to be retired in February

Support is set to end for all Windows 10 Mobile devices by the end of this year, and Microsoft is already beginning to retire apps in anticipation. In an update to the Microsoft Wallet website, Microsoft has noted that the app will be "officially retired" on February 28, 2019.

Microsoft Wallet is the official tap-to-pay method for Windows Phones, similar to Apple Pay and Google Pay on iPhones and Android devices. The app also allows users to load up their loyalty and membership cards, allowing them all to be stored in one place.

As Microsoft continues to wind down Windows 10 Mobile, it's likely we'll see end dates applied to more official services and apps. Windows 10 Mobile itself will be retired on December 10, 2019. After that date, devices will no longer receive security updates and bug fixes. Automatic and manual backups of apps and settings, along with automatic photo uploads will remain available through March 10, 2020, but aren't guaranteed to work after that date.

For now, Microsoft recommends that Windows 10 Mobile users make the jump to an iOS or Android device, where Microsoft continues to support its services and apps.

Thanks, Luke, for the tip!

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