Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's latest Insider release packs a new Action Center, Emoji Picker, new keyboard, and a lot more

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Microsoft is today releasing a brand-new build of Windows 10 for PCs. The company is releasing build 16215 for PCs, which is a much newer build (16199) than the last build that was released last month. Of course, Microsoft accidentally released build 16212 to some Windows Insiders last week, allowing them to take a sneak peek at some of the upcoming features. However, that build was later pulled and a lot of Insiders are still running build 16199.

In terms of features, there is quite a lot of new things in build 16215. I’m literally not kidding, there’s a LOT of things in this build for PCs. Here’s a breakdown:

  • Start Menu and Action Center now includes a touch of Fluent Design. Microsoft has also polished out the resize functionalities for the Start Menu
  • The Action Center has a brand new look which you can see above that looks a lot nicer than the previous design, even though it uses a lot more space now
  • Microsoft Edge improvements: you can now pin websites to your taskbar, you can now full-screen pages, and it’s now possible to annotate books
  • Cortana improvements:
    • Cortana now has a much more intelligent reminder feature: it can now look at your camera look (with your permission) and suggest reminders for things like event posters.
    • Cortana now has a new lasso tool that lets you circle a relevant area in Windows 10 and create a reminder based on the information from that selection
  • Handwriting experience has been dramatically improved with new overflow model, ink gestures, and more
  • Find My Device now lets you find your pen. Yes.
  • Windows 10 finally has an emoji picker that you can access with Win + . or Win + ;
  • The new Windows Phone keyboard is finally on Windows 10 PCs with improved text prediction, improved emoji suggestions, a new one-handed touch keyboard like Windows 10 Mobile, swipe typing, and more
  • Share dialog has been improved with the ability to copy link
  • Improvements to Settings, including a new Video Playback page
  • And lots of other minor things

If you are a Windows Insider in the Fast Ring, you can get the latest update for Windows 10 from Windows Update. You can also find the full changelog for the build here. 

More about the topics: windows 10, Windows 10 Build 16212, Windows 10 Mobile Build 15222, Windows Insider, Windows Insiders

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