Last month, Microsoft finalized its deal to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, but that hasn't stopped the social network from ending support for its app for Windows phones, which it plans to do on January 15. The email sent to users recommends the iOS or Android app to continue using the service:
At the end of 2015 we launched a new version of our mobile and tablet app, bringing you everything you love about LinkedIn into a simplified, smarter and more intuitive experience.
It looks like you have used the older version of our app in the last few months and we wanted to let you know that we will no longer be supporting this older version after January 15, 2017. We hope that you'll consider upgrading to our new app, which is available on the following mobile operating systems:
- iOS8 and higher (iPhone 5 and above)
- Android Ice Cream Sandwich MR1 (4.0.3/API level 15)
The information provided still isn't very clear. There will be no more support for the app, which is no surprise, as there haven't been any new updates in a very long time. In fact, it's a Windows Phone 8 application, so it's clearly not designed for current devices.
However, it doesn't say whether existing users of the app will continue to be able to use it, or if it just won't get updates and will be removed from the Windows Store. We've reached out to LinkedIn for clarification.
Satya Nadella did outline Microsoft's plans for the social network, saying that it will have integration into Windows 10 and Office 365, so it's entirely possible that a future iteration of Windows 10 Mobile will show your LinkedIn notifications right in the Action Center, and you won't even need an app.
Source: Windows Central