Exploring the Latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds: New Features and System Improvements

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“Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2338 and 22631.2338 (Beta Channel) have been released, introducing new features and improvements. The update includes a new Focus Session widget and fixes to various system issues.”

Introducing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2338 and 22631.2338

Exciting news for Windows Insiders! The latest Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22621.2338 and Build 22631.2338 are now available in the Beta Channel. These new builds come with a host of new features and improvements, some of which are turned off by default.

New Features in Build 22631.2338

Build 22631.2338 introduces new features that are rolling out, while Build 22621.2338 offers new features that are turned off by default. Insiders who were previously on Build 22624 will automatically get moved to Build 22631 via an enablement package.

“The enablement package artificially increments the build number for the update with new features getting rolled out and turned on to make it easier to differentiate from devices with the update with features off by default.”

New Widget: Focus Session

Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel will be the first to experience a new Focus Session widget. This new widget, part of a Clock app update, allows users to quickly start and stop focus sessions on their devices.

Changes and Improvements in Build 22631.2338

Among the changes in this build, Chat is now Microsoft Teams – Free, which is pinned by default to the taskbar. There are also numerous fixes, including issues causing untranslated text in some areas and problems with the taskbar.

Fixes in Build 22631.2338

A number of fixes have been implemented in this build. These include issues with untranslated text in File Explorer and Settings, issues with the taskbar, and problems with Task Manager not launching for some Insiders.

“We made some more improvements to help with the performance of loading Home. Also fixed a memory leak related to Home that would grow each time Home was refreshed or accessed.”

These updates demonstrate Microsoft’s commitment to improving the user experience and addressing issues. Stay tuned for more updates and improvements in future builds.

  • New Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds 22621.2338 and 22631.2338 released.
  • Build 22631.2338 introduces new features, while Build 22621.2338 has these features off by default.
  • A new Focus Session widget is rolling out as part of a Clock app update.
  • Chat is now Microsoft Teams – Free and is pinned by default to the taskbar.
  • Various fixes have been implemented, including issues with untranslated text, taskbar labels, and Settings not launching in safe mode.
  • From the Windows Blog