A big Windows 11 search improvement is coming soon
The next version of Windows 11 will deliver a richer search experience designed to provide more insight into the world around you and your organizations. Microsoft has promised that the update will roll out next week.
“Starting early next week, we will begin rolling out an update for Search in Windows 11 that highlights interesting moments in time,” Microsoft said, noting that the new Search experience is still accessible. in the taskbar. In addition to the new spotlight on Search highlights, Windows 11’s Search feature will also let you find files, settings, and quick answers on the web.
These highlights will include birthdays and anniversaries, holidays, educational moments, and globally or locally interesting times. “You’ll find rich, bold content in Search Home that highlights what’s special today,” Microsoft added in a blog post.
And if you’re signed in with your organization’s email account, Windows Search will also show relevant results that include your work files and contacts.
And for those on older machines, Search Highlights are also coming to Windows 10, Microsoft has announced. The update to Windows 10 will happen at a later date, with Microsoft looking to test this feature in a future Insiders Preview build of the operating system.
If you don’t want to access search highlights, the feature can be turned off. Windows users can access Settings > Privacy & Security > Search Settings > Show Search Highlights to deactivate or activate the function.
The latest Windows 11 update also brings a new Family app that serves as a hub where you can locate and track your kids and get insights into your family’s digital activities across Windows, Xbox, and even Android. Features include screen time monitoring, parental controls, and website filters.
Microsoft is also rolling out its Clipchamp video editor as an inbox app on Windows 11, allowing Windows 11 users to easily edit videos.
“We kept all the best parts of the timeline editing — the flexibility, the ability to fine-tune the details — and removed the rest,” Microsoft said of Clipchamp. “The result is a refreshingly simple video editing experience that anyone can enjoy.”
All of these new changes are part of Windows 11 Insider Preview build 22572, which was recently released on the Dev Channel.