Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has confirmed that it is ending support for Windows Phone Rooms service that has failed to live up to expectations. Upon launching Rooms in 2012, the software giant had hoped that the extension would make much of the splash in terms of attracting more users to share photos, notes among many more on private groups.

Support for Rooms will be ended as Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) shifts its attention to Windows 10 which is to come with new services that it hopes will allow it, stay in touch with users. Under the new changes, Windows 8 users will be able to view their existing rooms but won’t be able to add new ones starting March.

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) maintains that users will still be able to access photo albums, as well as calendars and notes on their windows phone even with the ending of support. Users can do this by use of or OneDrive on the web.

Microsoft also affirms that rooms will entirely be removed for those who upgrade to the new Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones. When the preview version was unveiled last week, it lacked the Rooms confirming it would not make it into the next version of Windows. Although the move to end support for the Rooms feature is to be a big disappointment to users who were using it; it is still the best move going forward.

The usability of the Rooms feature was limited to people using Windows phone, which is in contrast to Microsoft push to have its products well accessible to a variety of platforms. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) already runs GroupMe messaging platform the meets the billing of cross-platform functionality thus did not make a lot of sense to retain Rooms that was limited. It waits to be seen how Microsoft plans to bake its messaging service for Windows 10.


  1. Every app is overrun with bugs. Hell, Listverse just dropped on me. I had to open my Disqus page to participate in the comments. Windows need dire fixing.

  2. Windows absolutely SUCK! I have a Lumia 920 and the entire everything isn’t shit. The browser constantly fails, the store is pitiful, and everything is a rip off. Never download games off their store, its a waste of time. If you got Android, stay with it.

  3. do all these companies keep building products no one wants..whom are these asinine people…they must all work for the same people…some re invent the wheel and others design square wheels…stop hiring these people that don’t have a clue of trends and designs…my 10 year old has better trend sense. .tsk tsk


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