It's time to say goodbye to the Slack app for Windows Phone. As of its most recent update, Slack has confirmed that it will no longer ship updates for Microsoft's slowly withering mobile platform.
In an update shipped out last week, Slack began alerting users to the change, stating (via Windows Latest):
This will be the last version of Slack for Windows Phone. It comes with improvements – like bug fixes and better file handling – and we hope it works for you, as long as you need it.
Thanks so much for your support and feedback, and for using Slack.
Slack for Windows Phone never left beta – it still carries the tag on the Microsoft Store – but the app was fairly active with bug fix updates over its lifetime. However, given the status of Microsoft's mobile efforts, it's not surprising to see Slack leaving the app to rot on the vine. A number of other high-profile apps have taken the same track in recent months.
As for the future, the Slack app will continue to be available on the Microsoft Store, it just won't receive any more bug fixes or improvements. Should nothing break, the app will continue to work as it currently does. However, any major change on Slack's end – or Microsoft's– could break the app at any time.
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