"Windows Phone 8 users won’t be able to create new Rooms or send any messages from March," The Verge said in its report.

Rooms group chat feature was rolled out with the Windows Phone 8 in 2012. The company decided to kill off the feature as it did not made much impact on sales.

Earlier, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be released later this year as a free upgrade for anyone owning a computer or gadget that's currently running Windows 8.1 or 7, the two previous versions of the software.
    
Microsoft is making a big bet that Windows 10 will help it regain ground the company has lost to the mobile computing boom.
    
Windows has long been the dominating operating software for desktop and laptop computers, but that business has suffered as more people have begun using smartphones and tablets.
    
Microsoft tried to reach those users by emphasizing touch-screen features in its last update, Windows 8, but many traditional PC users found it jarring and difficult to navigate.
    
Hoping to win back a larger audience, Microsoft is promising Windows 10 will provide a familiar experience to users on across devices, and a common platform for software developers to create apps that work on all of them.