The professional social network, LinkedIn will stop the Windows phone app support from four days from now – January 15. Microsoft had finalized the deal for acquiring the network for a huge amount of $26.2 billion.
Linkedin Windows Phone App
In December 2016, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for a reported $26.2 billion. Now, LinkedIn will reportedly end support for Linkedin Windows phone app on the 15th of this month. In an email to its users, LinkedIn has recommended iOS or the Android app for using the service.
The email goes on to say that it will no longer be supporting the older version of the Linkedin Windows phone app. It urges its users to upgrade to its new app on operating systems like iOS 8 and higher for iPhone 5 and above and Android Ice Cream Sandwich MR1 for 4.0.3/API level 15.
There were not too many updates made to the LinkedIn app. So it does not come as a surprise that it is being phased out. The old app is compatible with a Windows 8 phone which in itself is a backdated device.
The report, however, is slightly ambiguous. It does not specify if the app will not be in use anymore or if it will not see any more updates. If the App will not be updated henceforth, then it is not a problem as it will still be functional. Linkedin Windows phone app discontinuation can leave the users with no access to their professional networking site.
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, is reported to have said that Microsoft has its own plans for LinkedIn. He went on to say that LinkedIn would be integrated into both Windows 10 and Office 365.
In the light of his comments, it is safe to assume that LinkedIn notifications will be seen by users in the Action Center in future Windows 10 phones. The implication of this is that users will not need a separate app for LinkedIn because it will be a part of the mobile.