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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212 to Windows Insiders via the Canary Channel. This release includes new functionality for Windows Share and Copilot in Windows. Users may now generate QR codes for URLs and cloud file links from the Windows share pane, enabling for easy sharing of webpages and files. To close the window, users can utilize the close button. Gmail addresses can also be transmitted via the Windows share window to the user's Gmail account. These updates are based on user feedback and will continue to evolve.





Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212 (Canary Channel)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212 to the Canary Channel. 

Changes and Improvements

[Windows Share]

  • Users will be able to now generate QR codes for URLs and cloud file links through the Windows share window to seamlessly share webpages and files across their devices. To try this out in Microsoft Edge, just click the share button in the Edge toolbar and choose “Windows share options”.
  • To prevent accidentally closing the Windows share window, clicking outside the Windows share window will no longer close it. To close the Windows share window, just press the close button at the top right corner.
  • If your Microsoft account uses a Gmail address, you can now send email to yourself from Windows share window and receive it in your Gmail account.

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • Over the last few months, we’ve been trying out different experiences for Copilot in Windows (Preview) with Windows Insiders across the Canary, Dev, and Beta Channels. Some of these experiences include the ability for Copilot in Windows to act like a normal application window and the taskbar icon animating to indicate that Copilot can help when you copy text or images. We have decided to pause the rollouts of these experiences to further refine them based on user feedback. Copilot in Windows will continue to work as expected while we continue to evolve new ideas with Windows Insiders.


Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26212 (Canary Channel)