AI-powered "Cowriter" feature soon arrives on Notepad

Insiders spotted a change in version 11.2312.17.0 of the app.

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Key notes

  • Microsoft seems to be working on a new feature for Notepad called Cowriter.
  • The AI-powered can paraphrase sentences, make them longer, or shorter.
  • But it’ll be limited with credits, just like how it is on Notepad.

Microsoft appears to be slapping artificial intelligence (AI) into almost every single thing, and not everyone’s happy about it. This time, the Redmond-based tech giant seems to working on a new AI-powered feature for Notepad called “Cowriter.”

Folks in the insider community have spotted a change in Notepad. Version 11.2312.17.0 of the app reveals hints of a “Cowriter” feature, currently non-functional but sparking speculation about its capabilities.

Take a peep at the discovery, courtesy of @PhantomOfEarth & @teroalhonen (fka Twitter): 

As you can see, you can use AI to rewrite texts, adjust their length, modify the tone, or even change the format. It functions similarly to the Co-creator feature in Paint, where you will have limited “credits” for its use.

The AI hype train doesn’t stop there as Microsoft is getting serious about leading the AI race. Not too long ago, the Redmond-based tech giant also announced a new dedicated Copilot key in future Windows keyboards, like the new Dell XPS laptops. Copilot is an AI companion that will live in almost all Windows 11’s office apps, like Word, Teams, etc.