Microsoft is Working on These New Features for Windows 11

Windows 11

There is no denying that Windows 11 happens to be one of the best Windows versions ever, if not the very best. However, Microsoft decided to take out certain important features in this build. In as much as many users haven’t made any serious complains, most users equally missed some of these old features. A very good example of such features is the Jump List feature which was previously available in Windows 10.

The Jump List feature was a very useful shortcut that allowed users to open recently used files directly from the Start Menu. Unfortunately, Windows 11 launched without this useful feature. However, it seems Microsoft has decided to bring it back this time around.

According to a Microsoft blog entry, the test version “Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3785” (KB5039319) will include new features for Windows 11 version 23H2, such as:

Windows 11 will show you the files you last opened with certain applications in the Start menu. For this to work, the application (e.g., PowerPoint) needs to support Jump Lists.

How to Test Jump List in Windows 11Windows 11

Currently, the final version of Windows 11 does come with Jump List. However, users who have signed up for the insider tester preview can get to test the feature before it finally becomes available to the general public.

To test the Jump Lists feature, register for the Insider program here (it’s free). Then, in Windows 11, go to Settings > Windows Update > Windows Insider Program and choose the Beta Channel.

Other Features Coming to Windows 11 Build KB5039319

Copilot: Windows 11

As part of this update, the Copilot experience on Windows is changing to an app that will be pinned to the taskbar. This allows users to enjoy the benefits of a traditional app, such as resizing, moving, and snapping the window. This change is based on user feedback during the Copilot preview in Windows. It also lets Microsoft develop and improve the app more quickly based on user suggestions.

Please note: Managed commercial devices will not get this new feature. This includes devices not running Windows 11 Home and those managed by an IT administrator. As part of the Copilot experience evolving into an app pinned to the taskbar, the WIN + C keyboard shortcut is being retired.

Windows Spotlight

New adjustments are being tested for the Windows Spotlight experience on the desktop. These changes aim to make it easier for users to interact with Spotlight features, such as changing images or liking/disliking an image. Insiders will notice several changes highlighted in the images below.

Windows Share:

The ability to easily share content from Windows to an Android device is being rolled out. To use this feature, pair your Android device with your Windows PC using the Link to Windows app on Android and Phone Link on your PC.

Windows 11 Snipping Tool:

An update for Snipping Tool (version 11.2405.31.0 and newer) is being rolled out to Windows Insiders in the Beta and Release Preview Channels. This update introduces automatic saving for screen recordings, similar to the automatic save feature for screenshots. Recordings will be saved automatically to the Screen Recordings folder inside your Videos folder. You can turn off this feature in the Snipping Tool settings.

Microsoft Store in Windows 11: Windows 11

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Notice to Windows Insiders from Microsoft

  • Updates that are released in the Beta channel fully based on Windows 11
  • The latest Windows Insider builds may include features and experiences that you won’t see in the final release of Windows. These builds are like test kitchens where Microsoft tries out new ideas and gathers feedback from users. This means some features you see might change completely, disappear entirely, or be replaced with something different. Don’t be surprised if you don’t see these features in the final version of Windows!
  • The good news? Some of the coolest features you try in these test builds could eventually make it into future, official releases of Windows. But first, Microsoft needs to finalize and polish them to make sure they’re ready for everyone.
  • New features in the Windows Insider Beta Channel are introduced gradually using a process called “Control Feature Rollout.” Here’s how it works:

    1. Small Group Gets Early Access: Microsoft first gives the new feature to a limited number of Insiders in the Beta Channel.
    2. Monitoring Feedback: They closely watch how these Insiders use the feature and listen to their feedback.
    3. Gradual Release: Based on the feedback, Microsoft may make adjustments or fixes to the feature. Then, they slowly release it to more and more Insiders in the Beta Channel.
    4. Wider Release (Optional): If everything goes smoothly, the feature may eventually be released to all Insiders in the Beta Channel.

    This way, Microsoft can identify any issues with the feature early on and ensure a smoother experience for everyone in the Beta Channel.

Copilot for Windows Preview Arrives for Some Insiders!

Not everyone will see Copilot for Windows just yet. It’s currently rolling out gradually to a limited group of Windows Insiders in certain regions.

The first wave includes people in North America, the United Kingdom, and parts of Asia and South America. Microsoft plans to bring Copilot to more regions over time, so stay tuned!


Some new features you see in Windows Insider builds might have text that does not properly translate into your language yet. This is because these features are still under development, and translation happens later in the development process.

If you see any text that looks strange or isn’t in your language, you can help us fix it! Just use the Feedback Hub app on your computer to report the issue. The more reports Microsoft gets, the faster it can make sure it translates everything correctly for everyone.

Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel can choose to be among the first to try out new features. Here’s how:

  • Go to Settings > Windows Update.
  • Look for a toggle (on/off switch) related to getting the latest updates.
  • Turn the toggle ON if you want early access to new features.

What happens if I leave the toggle OFF?

Don’t worry, you’ll still get new features eventually. They’ll just roll out to your device a bit later, once they’re more polished.

Important Note: This toggle is optional. You choose whether you want the newest features right away or prefer to wait for a more stable release.

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