These features have been removed in Windows 10 April Update

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read
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Every major Windows 10 update brings new features and improvements to the table. At the same time, new OS versions remove a series of features previously available on older versions. The Windows 10 April Update follows the same line, removing a bunch of features — to users’ disappointment. Microsoft explained that these features have been removed in order to add a better version.

The Redmond giant already published a list of all the features that are no longer supported in the Windows 10 April Update. In this post, we’ll list the most important ones.

Windows 10 April Update says goodbye to these features

  • Groove Music Pass — you can now use Spotify to play and stream music on Windows 10.
  • People – Suggestions no longer include unsaved contacts for non-Microsoft accounts.
  • Language control in the Control Panel is no longer available. Instead you can use the Settings app to change language preferences.
  • Microsoft removed HomeGroup from File Explorer, Control Panel and Troubleshoot.
  • The ‘Connect to suggested open hotspots‘ option has been removed from the Wi-Fi settings page.
  • You can no longer access Conversations in the People app when you’re offline. The Windows 10 April Update
    lets you see new emails in the People app provided that you’re online and you signed in with your Office 365 account.
  • In Windows 10 version 1803, you may need to install XPS Viewer from Apps and Features in the Settings app after a clean installation.

Microsoft also revealed that it stopped developing a series of features, such as Phone Companion, and is planning to remove them in future updates. You can read more about Microsoft’s plans on its Support Page.

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