Windows 8.1 MSN apps to be discontinued on June 3

Microsoft is set to drop support for its Windows 8.1 MSN apps next month. In a message spotted by Twitter user Brawl345 (via Dr Windows), Microsoft has begun alerting users, through messages in MSN News and MSN Weather, that the apps will be discontinued as of June 3, 2019.

The alert reads (translated from German):

The MSN News app will be discontinued on Monday, June 3, 2019. The app cannot be accessed after this date. We thank you for your interest in the app and for the time spent with us.

Given that Microsoft's focus is now on the Microsoft News and Weather apps for Windows 10, it's not entirely surprising to see that the Windows 8.1 apps will be discontinued soon.

Microsoft has already stopped accepting new app submissions for Windows 8 and 8.1, and it is set to stop distributing app updates to Windows 8 as of July 1, according to a blog post from last August. The same fate awaits app updates for Windows 8.1 devices starting July 1, 2023.

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