Windows 11 23H2 now available in Release Preview Channel

It’s a big day for Windows 11 users. Microsoft has dropped a significant Windows 11 Moment 4 update to the public. In addition, the tech giant kicks off the anticipated Windows 11 23H2 build to the release preview channel in the Windows Insider program. Read on to learn more details about the Windows 11 23H2 update.

Microsoft is pushing the new build as a cumulative update to those running on the recently released Moment 4 update. Microsoft said, the will have the same servicing branch and code base as Windows 11, version 22H2, and will be released in the fourth quarter of 2023.

The update goes live with a slew of new features, including the new Microsoft Teams (Free), which comes with a new mini communications experience making it possible to chat, call, and meet with their people within just a click or two. If you want, you can link your Android phone via PhoneLink and send or receive messages using Microsoft Teams from your PC.

Windows 11 23H2 update

Here’s the list of complete changes shared by Microsoft in the blog post.

  • Chat is now Microsoft Teams (free). Microsoft Teams (free) is pinned by default to the taskbar and can be unpinned like other apps on the taskbar. Windows Insiders who click to launch Microsoft Teams (free) will discover a mini communications experience making it possible to chat, call, and meet with their people within just a click or two. Not only does its compact size make it easy to place the window anywhere on desktop, but you can passively keep tabs on your conversations with the ability to have it visible as you browse the web or connect with your communities. With Microsoft Teams (free) we’re also introducing these new experiences:
    • Users will also be able to access the new Phone Link integration with Microsoft Teams (free). They can link their Android phone to send, receive SMS messages and share meeting links using their regular phone number.
    • A new People experience finds you relevant people easily on Teams and makes it possible to access and connect with contacts synced by users.
    • And a new Play Together widget in Windows 11 Game Bar powered by Microsoft Teams (free) lets you see your friends’ videos overlaid directly on top of your game. Friends can join from any device for free to connect, chat, and more while playing Starfield along with many of your favorite games on this new widget. Hit WIN + G to start playing.

Not only this, but the Windows 11 23H3 build also supports a big list of new features including the new Snipping tool with ability to copy text from images, better narrator functionalities, new energy efficient mode, new focus sessions, and more.

Check out the complete list of changes on this page.

Whether your Windows 11 PC is running on the 22H2 build, you can check the new release preview updates by visiting Settings > Windows Update > Check for updates.

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