Important notice: MSN apps on Windows 8.1 Desktop and Windows 8.1 Phone

Applies to: MSN

Starting June 3, 2019, certain MSN apps for Windows 8.1 Desktop and Windows 8.1 Phone will be decommissioned. Data stored within those apps will no longer be available. If you wish to keep your data, follow the guidelines at the bottom of this notice before June 3, 2019.

The following Windows 8.1 Desktop apps will no longer be functional:

  • MSN Weather
  • MSN News
  • MSN Sports
  • MSN Money

The following Windows 8.1 Phone apps will no longer be functional:

  • MSN Money

All other Windows 8.1 Phone apps including the MSN News, MSN Weather, and MSN Sports will continue service without interruption. Furthermore, there is no impact to MSN apps for Windows 10, iOS, Android, or MSN.com.

How do I keep my data?
Good news: Your data is automatically carried over to MSN apps on other platforms or on MSN.com via your Microsoft account.

To ensure that the data is carried over, sign in to your Microsoft account on your Windows 8.1 Desktop MSN app or Windows 8.1 Phone MSN app.

You will be able to see the data carried over once you use the equivalent app and sign in with the same Microsoft account on Windows 10, iOS, and Android. You can also visit MSN.com and see the data in the applicable web section (News, Sports, Money, Weather) after you are signed in.
 

What data is at risk of being lost?
If action is not taken by June 3, 2019, all user-specific data to the decommissioned apps will no longer be available.

Data that will be decommissioned includes:

  • MSN Weather: Favorite Places
  • MSN News: Interests
  • MSN Sports: Favorite Sports Leagues and Teams
  • MSN Money: Watchlist