Microsoft has announced to customers via email that it will be discontinuing three of its MSN apps – MSN Food & Drink, MSN Health & Fitness, and MSN Travel. The apps will be discontinued across all platforms.
- The MSN Food & Drink app on Windows, iOS and Android devices will be discontinued on September 28, 2015.
- The MSN Health & Fitness app on Windows, iOS and Android devices will be discontinued on November 1, 2015.
- The MSN Travel app will be discontinued on September 28, 2015.
Once the apps are removed from their respective app stores, they will no longer be available from your Windows, iOS, or Android device. Microsoft is suggesting that instead of using the apps, interested users instead head over to the MSN.com website and search the Health & Fitness, Travel, and Food & Drink sections. In addition to the three aforementioned MSN apps being discontinued, the Shopping List and Collections features on the MSN Food & Drink website will also be discontinued on September 28, 2015 and the Diet Tracker and Cardio Tracker on the MSN Health and Fitness website will be discontinued on November 1, 2015.
If you have information in these apps you would like to save, Microsoft has provided some instructions for each of the three apps in a Knowledge Base article. The data you can export includes:
- MSN Food & Drink: Shopping List, Collections, Meal Plans and any personal recipes you have added
- MSN Health & Fitness: Diet Tracker, Cardio Tracker, Pedometer and Favorites
- MSN Travel: Favorites
The other MSN apps – MSN News, MSN Weather, MSN Sports, and MSN Money – will not be discontinued and Microsoft will be continuing to support those. Microsoft didn’t give a reason as to why it is discontinuing some MSN apps and features on the MSN website.
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