Windows 11 Moment 2 update: Windows offers an updated feature preview, Windows 11 KB5022913, that Microsoft describes as Windows 11 ‘Moment 2’ and is available to qualified PCs operating the previous version of the feature version, Windows 11 22H2.
The update isn’t required and will be part of the Microsoft Patch Tuesday update next month (which is required) This means you can be patient If you don’t wish to mess about with Windows Update or are naturally wary of installing Windows updates before they’re launched, in case there are issues that become widespread.
It does come with some interesting features, such as Bing Chat in Windows 11’s taskbar, Bing Chat being added to Windows 11 taskbar as well as the ability to connect the iPhone directly to your Windows device, and the Task Manager that is searchable and easy to use, as well as more.
If you’re unsure whether or not you should install this update on your computer check out my recommendations for the top new features.
Microsoft offers Windows 11 Moment 2 update
1. ChatGPT appears on the taskbar
This update is directly following the explosion of excitement that followed Microsoft’s announcements concerning ChatGPT’s integration with ChatGPT to Bing. In the end, the most significant feature of this release is the brand new ChatGPT-enabled Bing search box on the Windows taskbar.
The Bing Chat taskbar will provide responses to your questions as you type, as being a great tool to create content or start chat conversations right via Windows 11. Windows 11 search box.
This is definitely a plan for making the Windows search bar the starting point for Bing however, you can carry on your search using Bing within the browser. The search bar has also been given options for customization, such as the ability to go back to the old design of the bar in case you don’t like the latest version.
It’s believed that the new possibilities for customization could be part of a larger plan to create an AI-powered Personal Assistant mode that has been tried (although it did not have huge positive results).
The introduction to Bing in the Windows 11 taskbar has already been a bit controversial but there are reports that Microsoft has decided to remove the Bing feature which would be regrettable.
2. Control your iPhone with Windows 11
Another feature that is new includes Phone Link for iOS which lets iPhone users to view their messages via Windows 11 and also call or make calls from the Windows device.
Similar to this already available feature for Android customers on Windows devices as well as iPhone users using iOS devices. It is particularly welcome for users who have both.
3. More intuitive touchscreen controls
Furthermore, this update is focused on tablet optimization and features like touchscreen optimization on 2-in-1 tablets as well as an optimized taskbar for tablets. Microsoft has been developing tablet optimization for a while and has been working on it as long as the under-appreciated Windows 8, and this update is focused on the taskbar’s optimizing for tablets (as PCs at the same time) to make using tablets more enjoyable and easy.
The taskbar comes with two modes – expanded and ‘collapsed’. it’s simple to switch between the two modes by sliding upwards or downwards, respectively at the lower right-hand corner side of the monitor. The taskbar also includes Touch Keyboard and Virtual Touchpad options within the system tray to aid in the optimal use of the touch screen.
Other features that are new include the introduction of the Tabbed Notepad user interface. Also, there is a redesigned Task Manager that includes new search function filters, search along with other capabilities, and a new screen recorder built-in to the Snipping Tool. Other new features include improvements in Voice Control as well as Voice Access as well as enhanced Widget options and view of a tabbed interface, and much much more.
How Do You Get These New Features?
As I’ve mentioned before it’s possible to delay until the required Windows update comes out in March when your computer will download and install the new features.
If you’d prefer to download this update now since there are a lot of exciting new features that you can test and test There are plenty of options to do it.
Firstly, you can go to Settings > Windows Update and click Check for Updates. This should detect the new update’s availability, and make it possible to download and install it.
Secondly, you can open the Microsoft Store, open Libraries, and select Get Updates.