Since Microsoft has given up on Windows Phone platform, developers and users are slowly leaving Windows Phones. Today, another company has decided to remove the Windows Phone app in February (via Reddit). Barclays, one of the bank still supporting the dead platform is giving up on Microsoft’s mobile platform and unlike Kik, the company is sending a press note to the customers.
This decision is obviously taken because the existing Windows Phone user base is so small it doesn’t make much sense to support the platform and Microsoft itself has given up on the Windows Phone platform.
Barclays bank app was one of the important apps for many customers, so seeing it go is clearly a big loss for Windows Phone users. Barclays Windows Phone app will be removed from the Microsoft/Windows Store in early 2018.
If you have the app installed, it will be of no use since the application will no longer be allowed to log in to Barclays Bank account, the company explains. To use Barclays services on your phone, you may need to use the web version or switch to a supported platform, the company explained in a note sent to customers.
“We’re making some important updates to your mobile banking app. From February you’ll no longer be able to log into your app from your Windows phone. We’re sorry for any disruption this may cause,” the company said. “We’re committed to providing you with the best, most secure version of the app. With these devices we’re no longer able to meet the extremely high standard that we set ourselves and that you deserve. We hope that the options below will allow you to continue carrying out your banking quickly and easily,” Barclays explains why they are implementing the change.