In June 2016, Wells Fargo - one of America's largest banks, and one of the biggest companies in the world - announced that it was ending its support for Windows Phone 8.1. It wasn't all bad news, though, as it quickly released a new app for Windows 10 Mobile devices.
Now, just over a year later, Wells Fargo is preparing to ditch that app too. The company has emailed its customers, informing them that its support for the app will end two months from today:
To focus on delivering exceptional digital experiences that our clients use the most, starting October 24, 2017, we will no longer support the Wells Fargo Mobile App for Windows phone. We regret any inconvenience this may cause.
For fast and easy access to your accounts, you can continue to visit wellsfargo.com from your smartphone's browser. wellsfargo.com is optimized for use on your smartphone and provides a mobile-friendly experience.
Wells Fargo is the latest in a long line of big brands to abandon Microsoft's mobile platform, including Amtrak, eBay, Delta Air Lines, Samsung Smart Things, Runtastic, and the UK's largest mobile network, EE. Earlier this year, Zendesk ended its support for the OS, explaining that its usage accounted for "a fraction of a percent" of its broader user base; and two weeks ago, EA announced the end of FIFA Mobile on Windows phones. Meanwhile, Spotify's app is now in "maintenance mode", with no new features in development.