Microsoft has added many important changes to Cortana in the past few years. But the company is now officially disconnecting Wunderlist and Cortana. This means that users will no longer be able to use Cortana for voice reminders starting April 15.
The Redmond giant has started informing Wunderlist users about the recent development via a message displayed on Windows.
Surprisingly, the tech giant plans to integrate Cortana with Microsoft To-Do from January next year. The feature can be enabled by those users who are currently in the Windows Insider program of the Windows 10 April 2019 Update.
In its official statement, Microsoft said that your tasks and letters would no longer be synchronized with Wunderlist. Moreover, users will still be able to access their previously synchronized data from both apps.
We’re not currently working on new features for Wunderlist as we’re concentrating on our new app, Microsoft To-Do. Once we are confident that we have incorporated the best of Wunderlist into Microsoft To-Do, we will retire Wunderlist.
Back in 2015, Microsoft acquired 6Wunderkinder GmbH by paying a huge amount between $100 million and $200 million. It seems the big M’s plans changed quite a lot since then.
Although Microsoft has not provided any specific deadline to Wunderlist’s retirement, the tech giant made it clear this would happen soon.
Microsoft also stated that the service will continue to work as intended until the company announces any specific deadline to retire it.
How will this decision impact users?
Microsoft already addressed most of the problems reported by users regarding the recent version of the Microsoft To-Do application. For example, users can now utilize an email link to share lists with others.
Although the retirement date has not been announced yet, now you should start looking for alternatives.
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