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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3495 to Windows Insiders in the beta channel.

The new version includes recommendations for discovering great apps from the Microsoft Store. These recommendations can be found under the Recommended section of the Start menu. These recommendations are only available to Windows Insiders who are participating in the Beta Channel in the United States. Additionally, modifications are being made to the Windows Spotlight experience on the desktop in order to make it simpler for users to interact with the feature currently being implemented.





Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3495 (Beta Channel)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3495 (KB5037000) to the Beta Channel. 

Changes and Improvements gradually being rolled out to the Beta Channel with toggle on*

[Start menu]

  • Building on top of recent improvements like  grouping recently installed apps and  showing your frequently used apps, we are now trying out recommendations to help you discover great apps from the Microsoft Store under Recommended on the Start menu. This will appear only for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel in the U.S. and will not apply to commercial devices (devices managed by organizations). This can be turned off by going to Settings > Personalization > Start and turning off the toggle for “Show recommendations for tips, app promotions, and more”. As a reminder, we regularly try out new experiences and concepts that may never get released with Windows Insiders to get feedback. Should you see this experience on the Start menu, let us know what you think. We are beginning to roll this out to a small set of Insiders in the Beta Channel at first.

[Desktop Spotlight]

  • We are beginning to try out some adjustments for Windows Spotlight experience on the desktop to make it easier for Spotlight users to engage with this feature to change images, like or not like an image etc. In addition, these changes will make the Spotlight icon behave like other desktop icons. There will be several different treatments these adjustments that Insiders will notice.

[Settings]

  • We are introducing a new Linked devices page under Settings > Accounts that allows you to manage PCs and Xbox consoles that you are signed in to with your Microsoft account. This settings page will only show on the Home and Pro editions of Windows 11 and if you’re signed into Windows with your Microsoft account.

Changes and Improvements gradually being rolled out to everyone in the Beta Channel

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • We are beginning to roll out an updated Copilot in Windows experience that adds the ability to switch between the existing “docked” behavior that attaches Copilot to the side of your desktop, and a new mode where it acts like a normal application window which you can resize and move around your screen. As part of this change, we’re also introducing some under-the-hood improvements as well. This experience is beginning to roll out to Windows Insiders in BOTH the Dev and Beta Channels. As always, please report any issues you experience to us via Feedback Hub.


Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22635.3495 (Beta Channel)