Microsoft has revealed that it will no longer provide standalone support for its virtual assistant, Cortana, in Windows starting from late 2023. However, Cortana will still be available in other Microsoft products such as Outlook mobile, Teams mobile, Microsoft Teams display, and Microsoft Teams rooms.
The decision allows users to utilize voice commands and meet their productivity needs using alternative tools, eliminating the need to launch the Cortana app separately.
This move follows Microsoft’s previous announcement in 2021 to discontinue support for the Cortana app on Android and iOS devices. Despite its initial intention to bridge the gap between Windows 10 PCs and mobile phones, Cortana faced tough competition from Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, ultimately falling behind in the virtual assistant race.