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Microsoft Wallet: Barely There in Mobile Payments, and Soon To Be Gone for Good

Jan 23, 2019

Microsoft Corp. says it plans to retire its Microsoft Wallet mobile app, a distant also-ran in the mobile-wallet market, on Feb. 28.

The disclosure came in a brief recent post on a company Web site. “Starting on Feb. 28, 2019, the Microsoft Wallet app will be officially retired,” the post says.

The post gave no explanation about why Microsoft is folding its mobile wallet after a run of just over two-and-a-half years. But the wallet’s demise seemed inevitable when Microsoft announced this week that it will end support for its Windows 10 Mobileoperating system next Dec. 10.

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