Microsoft’s intention to add the Windows Copilot chatbot to Windows 11 also became known in May – according to the company’s plan, artificial intelligence should become a personal user assistant that can perform various tasks: for example, launch a certain program, change settings, or even turn on the desired playlist in Spotify.
And now Microsoft announced the release of another test build of Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23493, which is available in the Developer channel – among other things, it received an earlier version of Windows Copilot, which looks like a sidebar attached to the right edge of the screen. The panel is opened using a special button on the taskbar or Win+C hotkeys, does not block open windows and allows you to use the chatbot at any time while working with other programs.
Currently, Windows Copilot is not fully functional – it can only manage basic Windows 11 settings so far and does not yet have support for third-party plugins. Over time, Microsoft plans to expand the functionality of the chatbot using feedback from users of the Windows Insider program.
This test build of Windows 11 also introduces a new main page of the Settings menu, which provides quick access to basic settings and helps you manage your Microsoft account.
In addition, Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 23493 has built-in support for reading additional archive formats (.rar, .7z, .tar, etc.), which the company also announced in May.