Microsoft announces Windows 11 2022 update – new features, how to update and everything you need to know

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Microsoft announces Windows 11 2022 update – new features, how to update and everything you need to know
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  • Microsoft has started rolling out the Windows 11 2022 update in over 190 countries.
  • The update brings start menu folders, snap layouts, improved touch gestures and more.
  • Here’s everything you need to know about the Windows 11 2022 update and how to install it.
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Microsoft has finally announced the Windows 11 2022 update, the first major update to its latest operating system since it was launched in October 2021. Dubbed as Windows 11 version 22H2, the update brings several new features and improvements to Windows 11.

The company has started rolling out the Windows 11 2022 update in over 190 countries, and users on both Windows 11 and Windows 10 can get the update on their devices.

Windows 11 2022 new features


The Windows 11 2022 update brings several new features, including start menu folders, improved touch gestures, snap layouts, improved security features and more.

Start menu folders


Microsoft has added the ability to make start menu folders, allowing you to club different applications in one folder, allowing you to access them easily. If the feature seems identical, it is because the feature was available in Windows 10, and Microsoft removed it from the initial version of Windows 11 without any explanation.

Improvements to Snap Layout



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Microsoft announces Windows 11 2022 update – new features, how to update and everything you need to know
Snap LayoutMicrosoft

Snap Layout, an existing Windows 11 feature that allows you to organise apps for multi-tasking easily, has received an update which brings improved touch navigation and the ability to snap multiple browser tabs in Microsoft Edge.

System-wide Live Captions



Microsoft announces Windows 11 2022 update – new features, how to update and everything you need to know
Live captionsMicrosoft

The new update also brings system-wide Live Captions, which generates captions from audio across Windows 11. In addition, Microsoft has also introduced a voice access feature, allowing users to control their computers using voice commands.

Focus session and Do not disturb



Microsoft announces Windows 11 2022 update – new features, how to update and everything you need to know
Focus sessions and do not disturbMicrosoft

The Windows 11 2022 update also brings features such as focus sessions and do not disturb, which aim to increase productivity. When you turn on focus sessions, Windows will enable do not disturb, and you will stop receiving notifications, except for priority notifications.
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Improved touch gestures


The update also brings improved touch gestures, allowing you to easily switch between apps using gestures, swiping up to access the start menu and more.

Security improvements


The Windows 11 2022 update also brings a slew of security updates. One of the major additions is the introduction of a new Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. This will identify malicious application websites and prevent users from entering their credentials in such apps.

Microsoft announces Windows 11 2022 update – new features, how to update and everything you need to know
Smart App ControlMicrosoft

Smart App Control is another major addition. It will prevent untrusted or unsigned applications, script files and malicious macros from running on Windows 11.

How to install Windows 11 2022 update



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  • Open settings and click on “Windows Update”.
  • If the update is visible, click on “Download & install.
  • If the update is not visible, click on “Check for updates”.
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