Microsoft announces several new capabilities for Copilot in Windows

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Microsoft today announced that Copilot in Windows is getting several new capabilities. In the latest Windows Insider build, Microsoft is now testing a new runtime for Copilot in Windows that will enable users to manage more settings via Copilot, including accessibility-focused settings, and use Power Automate Desktop through Copilot.

Copilot in Windows now supports the following queries:

  • Ask for available wireless networks.
  • Ask for system or device information.
  • Ask for battery information.
  • Ask to clean storage.
  • Ask to empty recycle bin.
  • Ask to toggle battery saver.
  • Ask to show startup apps.
  • Ask for your IP address.
  • Ask for system, device, or storage information.

Copilot in Windows now supports the following accessibility related Windows features:

  • Ask to turn on narrator.
  • Ask to open voice access.
  • Ask to turn on magnifier.
  • Ask to change text size.
  • Ask to start live captions.
  • Ask to turn on high-contrast.
  • Ask to start voice typing.

Before this update, Copilot in Windows supported the following:

  • Ask to toggle dark/light theme.
  • Ask to toggle Bluetooth.
  • Ask to toggle do not disturb.
  • Ask to add a device.
  • Ask to take a screenshot.
  • Ask to cast your screen to another monitor.
  • Ask to change your background image.
  • Ask to set volume, change volume, or mute/unmute volume.
  • Ask to launch an application.
  • State that certain parts of your PC aren’t working: Audio, Windows Update, Camera, Bluetooth, Printer, Network, others.
  • Ask to snap a window.
  • Ask to start a focus session.

In total, Copilot in Windows now supports over 29 different tasks. Microsoft is expected to add more capabilities in the future via updates. Microsoft today also announced the new Power Automate plugin for Copilot in Windows, you can read about it here.

These Copilot for Windows improvements are rolling out to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel today.

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