Microsoft is turning off push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

Microsoft is turning off push notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0

However, Microsoft says that notification services will continue to function for Windows Phone 8.1, so if you are a user, you can breathe out a sigh of relief.

It's no secret by now that Microsoft's smartphone ambitions are basically over, with its current Windows 10 Mobile operating system barely on life support. This basically means that the surface phone presentation could take place officially even before the rumored dates that are 'towards the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2019'. The decision which let to this step is that in recent times, the number of Windows Phone users have switched to Android and iOS and it doesn't send a good message to the remaining Windows phone users.

Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 haven't been supported in some time, so it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is shutting down push notifications for the platforms. Once this happens: Your phone will no longer receive notifications.

Microsoft announced in October that Windows 10 Mobile would no longer receive new feature updates. The blog post further mentioned that all Windows 7.5 and Windows 8.0 device users will no longer able to use the "Find my phone" feature on their handsets. Microsoft released a statement which says both Windows 7.5 and 8.0 have reached their end of support dates and that service for these versions will be discontinued over time.

Microsoft will end push notification services to Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 on Tuesday, another sign that the firm's smartphone business is winding down.

While on the other hand, the company's representatives have already confirmed that the platform will be no longer getting any features.

It is noteworthy, Microsoft will continue to push out updates to Windows 8.1 and 10 devices.

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