Windows 11 is about to offer a feature that will make life easier for millions if not billions of users. For now, only testers subscribed to the Dev channel of the Windows Insider program have the scoop.
If Windows 11 updates bring mostly minor changes to the operating system, its designers prefer to modify the OS in small touches, this is not the case with the latest Build KB 23493 intended for channel subscribers Windows Insider Dev. On the Windows blog , the company finally announces the arrival, in a version for the moment watered down, of Windows Copilot, the new assistant that runs on AI.
The Redmond company announced Windows Copilot at the Build conference last May, and it was quick to deploy this new tool to Insider versions of the OS. Microsoft wants to unlock the features gradually, but early testers will find that Windows Copilot is not yet fully “unleashed”, its designers claim that ” this first preview focuses on the experience with the integrated user interface”.
THE LATEST WINDOWS 11 UPDATE FINALLY INTRODUCES AI WITH A COPILOT
Windows Copilot will allow less experienced users to save a lot of time. Rather than delving into various operating system menus and submenus, they will, for example, only have to instruct the assistant to “Take a screenshot”, “Switch to night mode”, “Summarize a Website” from an active Edge browser tab, or even “Write the Story of a Dog Who Lived on the Moon”.
Under the other remarkable new features of this update, it should also be noted that the Backup application introduced in Build KB 23466 now works indiscriminately with applications downloaded from the Microsoft Store or those obtained from the Web. Always in the interest of simplifying the experience, Windows 11 also offers a new settings page, with cards offering a more visually appealing interface than before.
Note that to use Copilot in this build, you must have Windows KB 23493 or higher in the Dev channel, and Microsoft Edge version 115.0.1901.150 or higher.