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Microsoft has released Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26227 to Windows Insiders in the Canary Channel.

Microsoft is improving the Copilot experience on Windows by allowing users to pin the window to the taskbar and resize, move, and snap it. The WIN + C keyboard shortcut will be removed for new devices that include a Copilot key, however WIN + will remain available for existing devices. Emoji 15.1 now supports new emojis and directionality changes, and a new Linked devices page will be added under Settings > Accounts to manage PCs and Xbox consoles logged in with your Microsoft account. This update will only be available for the Home and Pro editions of Windows 11.





Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26227 (Canary Channel)

Hello Windows Insiders, today we are releasing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26227 to the Canary Channel.

Changes and Improvements

[Copilot in Windows*]

  • As part of this update, we’re also evolving the Copilot* experience on Windows as an app that will be pinned to the taskbar. This enables users to get the benefits of a traditional app experience, including the ability to resize, move, and snap the window – feedback we’ve heard from users throughout the preview of Copilot in Windows. This model also allows Microsoft to more agilely develop and optimize the experience based on user feedback.
  • As part of the Copilot experience’s evolution on Windows to become an app that is pinned to the taskbar, we are retiring the WIN + C keyboard shortcut. For new devices that ship with  a Copilot key, this key will open Copilot. For existing devices without that key, using the WIN + (number position for Copilot pinned to your taskbar) is a great way to open Copilot.

[Emoji]

  • We’re adding support for  Emoji 15.1 which introduces a small number of brand-new emoji such as head shaking horizontally and vertically, phoenix, lime, brown mushroom and broken chain. Other changes for Emoji 15.1 include Unicode’s decision to revert family combinations to symbol-like shapes. Windows has chosen to stay with our existing style that use people in family combinations. We are also supporting the new directionality updates for person/man/woman walking, kneeling, with cane, running, manual wheelchair and motorized wheelchair. You can now select right facing or the original left facing orientation for these emoji.

[Settings]

  • We are beginning to roll out 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.


Announcing Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 26227 (Canary Channel)