Cool Stuff In: Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16199

Just recently we posted about some of the new features coming to the Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update” later this year.

Well just this week Dona Sarkar who is a Software Engineer at Microsoft announced Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16199 for Windows Insiders to download and test.




My People

An update to the My People bar brings emojis, so you can now receive emoji from your pinned contacts so when you do you can watch them appear and animate.




The contacts pinned to your taskbar will now display a badge with the number of messages that were sent but unread the badge feature was introduced with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update in August 2016.

In the latest Insider Build you can Drag-and-drop files directly onto the contacts in your taskbar to start an email, or share directly to your contacts via the share menu by choosing from a list recommended people to email.





This update also improves Game Settings with some improvements and adjustments that PC gamers will enjoy.

Broadcast using game-only audio: Under Settings > Gaming >  Broadcasting, you can now choose “Per-app audio” to broadcast using only the game’s audio to Beam as opposed to the audio for your entire PC.

Audio settings is now Game DVR in Game bar: We have renamed the Audio settings page under the settings in Game bar to be Game DVR.

All Game DVR settings from the general gaming settings page has been moved to be under Game DVR. Per-app audio settings is also included here as well.
Windows Insiders will see a “Game Monitor” page under Settings > Gaming for potential future functionality which doesn’t do anything right now.



Microsoft have also made numerous changes to the Settings App starting with the UX cleanup in the “About” section of the app it has been simplified to be accessible to all of its customers.

The Windows Insider Team have also added a health section that pulls in information from the Windows Defender Security Centre so you can see your system health at a glance all in one place.




However that’s not all the changes to the Settings App, Microsoft is adding videos into the settings app to help the people who are less techie with some useful tips. Depending on the size of the Settings window, you will find the tips either at the bottom of the page, or on the side.




Storage Sense

During development of the Windows 10 Creators Update, the ability to automatically free up space using Storage Sense was introduced. Microsoft is now growing this feature, and you can now choose to automatically clean up files that have been unchanged in your Downloads folder for 30 days. Just go to Settings > System > Storage and click on “Change how we free up space” to adjust this setting.



We’ve updated Narrator so that when you press Caps Lock + E + E while Narrator is running, it will now launch the Feedback Hub.


Phone Notifications on your PC

For Insiders with Android phones, Cortana can now display cross device incoming call notifications! Install the Cortana app on your phone, go to “Settings” > “Sync notifications” and turn on all the Cortana cross-device features. The next time you receive a call, a notification will appear on your Fast ring PC telling you who it is and giving you the option to text back a reply or decline the call.


That’s all the features for the latest Insider Build.

What Change in this Update are you most excited about to come to Windows 10?

Let us know in the comments below.


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Author: Kain Monty

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