Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23493 is introducing Windows Copilot and a new homepage in Settings. Windows Copilot allows users to interact with Windows through voice commands and the new homepage in Settings offers a dynamic and personalized experience.
Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23493
Windows Copilot Preview
Back in May at the Build conference, Microsoft introduced Windows Copilot for Windows 11. This first preview focuses on the integrated UI experience, with additional functionality coming in future previews. To use Copilot, users must have Windows Build 23493 or higher in the Dev Channel, and Microsoft Edge version 115.0.1901.150 or higher.
Windows Copilot appears as a side bar docked to the right, allowing users to interact with it anytime they need. In this first preview, users can ask Windows Copilot to take actions such as changing to dark mode, taking a screenshot, or summarizing a website.
“Make me a picture of a serene koi fishpond with lily pads.”
Microsoft is also rolling out Bing Chat to generate contextual responses and improve user experience. However, users may see inline recommendations through ads in Bing.
New Settings Homepage
Microsoft has also introduced a new homepage in Settings that offers users a dynamic and personalized experience. It provides an over-the-shoulder look at the most important settings users might want to change, and it’s tailored to each user and device.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23493 brings a range of new features to the Dev Channel, including the Windows Copilot Preview and a new settings homepage. Microsoft is rolling out these features to more Windows Insiders in other channels over time, and IT admins will be able to manage the experience in their organizations.
“We’ll continue to learn and listen to customer feedback.”
Key points from the article:
- Windows Copilot allows users to interact with Windows through voice commands
- New homepage in Settings offers a dynamic and personalized experience
- Windows Copilot uses the same Microsoft account or Azure Active Directory account used to sign-in to Windows
- Windows Copilot can take a range of actions such as changing to dark mode, taking a screenshot, summarizing websites, and more
- The new homepage in Settings provides an over-the-shoulder view of settings and makes it easier to quickly find the setting you need
From the Windows Blog