As Adobe continues to re-focus on developing products and solutions that provide customers with the most value, they have announced the end of new feature development for Adobe Muse CC.
On March 26, 2018 Adobe will release the final feature improvement release of Adobe Muse. They will continue to offer technical support to all active Creative Cloud customers until May 20, 2019. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions and Answers section for further details.
Adobe is committed to delivering exceptional software and services to their customers. It’s in their nature to innovate and try new things, and it was in this spirit that they started developing Muse eight years ago. While Adobe have been deeply committed to the Muse vision, they have to recognize trends in website creation that have led to them evolving strategy:
Adobe thank their users and want to help them make a smooth transition to other Adobe offerings that can solve their specific needs:
Does this affect all Muse customers?
What is the timeframe?
The Muse team will stop developing features as of the March 26, 2018. We will continue to offer technical support to all active Creative Cloud customers until May 20, 2019.
I know you’re no longer developing Muse, but will the program stop working on May 20, 2019 when support ends?
No, the Muse application will continue to open on your computer. You will be able to continue to edit existing or create new websites with the application, however it is quite possible that web standards and browsers will continue to change after Adobe stops support for the application. After May 20, 2019 Adobe will no longer deliver compatibility updates with the Mac and Windows OS or fix any bugs that might crop up when publishing Muse sites to the web.
What kind of help and support resources can I rely on going forward?
The Adobe Muse Microsite will continue to be available to users until support ends on May 20, 2019. Although no new content will be added to the Events, Tutorials or Site of the Day pages, the Muse Widget Directory will continue to be updated with current widget availability during this timeframe.
What happens to my existing Muse-built website? Will it disappear?
Websites built with Adobe Muse will continue to be live on the internet in the case of any third-party hosting platform such as GoDaddy or Bluehost (for example). Sites hosted on Business Catalyst will have to be re-published to another hosting platform to remain live after June 18, 2020 when Business Catalyst hosting is no longer available.
I have licensed/downloaded Muse widgets from one of your widget partners. Will my widgets continue to work after Adobe stops Muse support?
This will be up to the individual widget provider. If you are paying for an annual subscription plan with them you should touch base to see what their official support plans are going forward.
Will widgets that I purchased from one of your widget partners work with Behance Portfolio, or Adobe Dreamweaver?
Unfortunately, no. All widgets developed for use with Adobe Muse are only compatible with Adobe Muse.