Microsoft has rolled out its next Windows 10 update to the developer channel users, letting them try out the new features before others. The Preview Build v21313 for Windows Insiders will expand the News and Interests tab for more countries and languages. Also, the legacy Edge is now replaced with the new Chromium-based Edge browser. Here’s more;
Windows 10 New Preview Build Changes
Microsoft follows a timeline for rolling out new versions with new features, besides the regular cumulative updates released every month. These features’ updates often include new ones or improvising the old ones. And this week’s update includes several, and both of them.
Microsoft mentioned that this Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21313 isn’t available for ARM64 devices yet because apps may cause compatibility issues. Thus, ARM64 devices may get this update later once the problem is fixed.
And regarding features, this preview build includes expanding the News and Interests section to more countries and in more languages, except China. This tab will show the user news, weather forecasts, sports, and finance updates based on your location and in your local language.
Besides this localized experience, Microsoft is replacing the legacy Edge browser with the new Chromium-based Edge browser, as said before. This is to ensure a good experience since it stopped developing the old browser. The new ones include a range of productivity features to security and are worth switching from Google’s Chrome.
Here are all the changes taking place when you update to this version;
- Based on feedback, and to align with the fact that Dev Channel builds are not matched to a specific Windows 10 release, we have updated the displayed version name to now be Dev.
- We heard feedback that it wasn’t clear how to turn off news and interests if you preferred it. To help address this, we changed the “Hidden” option in the taskbar context menu to now say “Turn off” to make this functionality clearer.
- Based on feedback, we’ve made some small adjustments to the new app launch animation to improve speed and make it a little smoother.
- The improvement to the candidate bar on the touch keyboard announced last week where it displays 5 candidates maximum and centers them into position above the keyboard has begun rolling out.
- The new voice typing experience that was announced back in September has begun rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel. Press the Windows key plus H if you’d like to try it out in one of the supported languages.
- The change to enable pinning items in our updated clipboard history design (inside the emoji picker) is now rolling out to all Insiders in the Dev Channel.
- We’ve made a few more updates to our emoji search teams based on feedback, including that programming will now return the 3 technologist emojis, and RIP will now return the tombstone emoji. We’ve also updated the Russian search so that emoji with the letter ё in their keywords can now also be found by using the letter e. Please keep the feedback coming!
- We are removing the capability to copy and paste a screen snip directly into a folder in File Explorer for now due to an issue discovered thanks to the feedback from Windows Insiders. We hope to re-enable this capability in a future update after we address this issue. (This change was also released to Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel as part of the recent Windows Feature Experience Pack update.)
- As part of our continued iconography work, this build introduces a new design for our Narrator icon.