Microsoft discontinues Translator App for Windows 8.1

A user who had approached Microsoft Support was informed that the Translator App has indeed been discontinued for Windows 8.1 as well. The application had been loaded with impressive features such as voice translation, camera, Live Tile updates, Windows 8.1 snap and offline translation.

This move came after Microsoft had previously announced the deprecation of the app from older versions of Windows including Windows 8, Windows Phone 7.1, and Windows Phone 8. The app was removed from Microsoft’s stores and the installed versions stopped functioning. However, the software giant retained it on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 through a new update. The users only were required to ensure that their version of the app was updated to be able to continue using it.

Several Windows 8.1 users today began complaining that the app installation was no longer functional and it can no longer be seen on Microsoft Store.

The present version of the app is available for Windows 10 users and still has minimum requirements enlisted for Windows 10. Since Windows 8.1 currently only has 6% market share and has been removed from mainstream support early this year, it may be time for the version of this Windows to be upgraded.

Maira Ahmed
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