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Microsoft is delaying one of the upcoming features for Windows 10: the new My People experience. My People was one of the most hyped and anticipated features for the Windows 10 Creators Update, but Microsoft has now decided to delay its release until the next major update to Windows. My People, for those unfamiliar, allowed users to quickly access their favorite contacts in Windows 10 right from the taskbar and interact with them easily. For example, if you want to share a photo from the Microsoft Photos app with one of your friends, you can simply do that by dragging and dropping that picture to that contact in the taskbar. Additionally, My People would also allow you to easily start a new chat with contacts via Skype right from the taskbar.
It is worth noting that Microsoft actually has been working on the My People experience for a while now, and this isn’t the first time Microsoft is delaying its release according to my sources. To be fair, this isn’t really surprising to see as My People is quite a huge feature as it introduces new abilities which isn’t possible in the Universal Windows Platform as of yet.
In a blog post, Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar stated:
“As we shared at our event in October, we’re excited to bring your people to the front and center of your computing experience in Windows with the My People experience. Our goal with Windows is to deliver experiences you’ll love and we’ve made the decision to hold this feature for the next major update to Windows.”
The next major update to Windows 10 is the “Redstone 3” update which is expected to arrive this Fall. As Microsoft is going to release the Creators Update in April, you will likely have to wait several months until the My People is ready — even if you are an Insider.