Microsoft discontinues OneNote for Windows 10 app

Microsoft will discontinue OneNote for Windows 10, the OneNote app integrated into Windows 10, sometime in the future. The company continues with the other OneNote app it has, which can also be installed as a standalone app.

Users of the OneNote for Windows 10 app will receive an invitation to update to a universal OneNote app in the second half of 2022. That will then be an updated version of Microsoft’s other OneNote app. That reports Microsoft.

Currently, there are two OneNote apps for Windows. There is the OneNote for Windows 10 that comes standard in Windows 10 and can also be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. This one will disappear. There is also OneNote, which is part of Office 2019 and Microsoft 365, but which can also be installed as a free desktop app on all supported Windows versions.

Microsoft will continue to develop the latter version and it will then receive functions that are currently only available in OneNote for Windows 10. Windows 11 can still run both apps when it comes out, but OneNote for Windows 10 is not part of the successor to Windows 10 by default.

Mock-up of what updated OneNote app could look like according to Microsoft