Microsoft Pushes Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 With New Features

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Microsoft has rolled out Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 to Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 brings in Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar. The Meet Now functionality was available on Skype but now the same functionality is made available directly on the Windows 10 Taskbar.

You can easily configure a video call by selecting the Meet Now icon in the notification area of the Windows 10 Taskbar. The new Meet Now module is currently being rolled out to a small batch of Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. The purpose is to help identify issues that could impact reliability and performance. Microsoft will push the feature to all users in the Dev Channel after addressing the feedback.

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 introduces a new pinning functionality with the notifications feed via Your Phone app. You will be able to easily pin important notifications that will automatically stick to the top of the feed. This will help you to easily distinguish from the rest of your applications. You just need to locate a notification you would like to pin and select the ellipses in the overflow menu to test drive this feature. You should select Pin notification option.

You need not have to worry about losing the notification because the notification automatically sticks to the top of your feed. You can unpin the relevant notification by selecting the unpin icon when you no longer require the notification thread. The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 is being pushed gradually and it will take few days for the notifications to appear on your device.

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The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 20221 also ships with several bug fixes related to the Management of Disks and Volumes section. The update also resolved issues with the Start menu and Action center being totally transparent when you open certain apps in the background.

Microsoft has fixed an issue that could result in a crash while opening the Power menu in Start menu while running Magnifier tool at a high zoom level. If the virtual desktop thumbnail in Task View shows an empty desktop after moving an app over to the desktop, then you will notice that this issue has been resolved. The issues pertaining to IME text fields and Chinese Pinyin IME candidate are not resolved.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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