Cortana On Windows 10 Is Reportedly Broken – And People Aren’t Happy

Cortana is considered to be one of the most notable additions in the Windows 10 OS. This year Cortana has positioned itself as a full-time office assistant that helps to improve your productivity.

Microsoft has recently released a new Cortana app for Windows 10 users. The new Cortana app comes with a productivity boost for Microsoft 365 users but it is still under development. For instance, the company has recently started to embed the digital assistant in the mobile version of Outlook.

However, it seems like the recent overhaul of Cortana left some loopholes in the desktop version. The news comes after Microsoft announced its plans to kill the digital assistant on Android and iOS. There are multiple reports that Cortana is completely broken in Windows 10.

This issue seems to decrease the functionality of the system to a great extent. Several users have submitted feedback to Microsoft via the Windows 10 feedback hub and Twitter.

A Windows Insider reported the issue to explain the intensity of the problem: “Not even the suggested things like “tell me a joke” work. At least not on the insider build I’m on.”

Moreover, the user observes that there is no workaround that can help you to get rid of the problem. Other users then reported that the same thing has happened to them, as well during the past few days.

Another user on Twitter writes: “I have few problems too in the couple of days. Spotify commands fail on invoke. Spotify connect works though. Texting the following on Cortana app used to turn off console “Ask Xbox to turn off”. Now its showing info on how to turn off xbox”

One user complains: “My Cortana is partially broken. Smart home skills work sporadically. Checking weather and news works fine.

Obviously, these problems seem to be pretty frustrating for those Windows 10 users who completely rely on Cortana. However, there is no guaranteed solution to this problem at the moment.

Hopefully, Microsoft will immediately take notice of these fresh problems and begins to investigate the matter. However, it doesn’t mean that the Redmond has killed off jokes on Cortana forever. Microsoft plans to bring back jokes alongside many new capabilities very soon.


Alex Schoff

Alex is a technology reporter with a particular interest in Microsoft and Windows. He keeps a close eye on major developments related to Windows 10, Google Chrome, Office 365, and more.
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