Windows 10 news recap: new Instagram PWA now available, Live Tiles may be dropped from the Start Menu, and more

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Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft’s flagship operating system.

Cortana to lose consumer skills in Windows 10 20H1 update, but Alexa integration is here to stay

Microsoft looks to be massively scaling back Cortana as it has started work on removing a number of consumer skills, including music, connected home and third-party skills, as well as ending support for Cortana on unsupported versions of Windows 10, including Windows 10 Mobile.

New Instagram PWA is now available in the Windows 10 Microsoft Store

Instagram is rolling out a new app for Windows 10 to the Microsoft Store. This time, it is a Progressive Web App (PWA). Along with it comes the ability to use Direct Messages via the desktop. For Windows 10 users, hopefully it ends the issue of long delays between updates compared to other platforms.

Windows 10 Start Menu may lose its Live Tiles according to new report

According to a new report, Windows 10’s Start Menu could lose its Live Tiles functionality. The report states that Microsoft could replace Live Tiles with icons.

That’s it for this week. We will be back next week with more Windows 10 news!

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