Finally, the time has come and Microsoft has unveiled another upgrade to the most popular and widely used operating system, where it all begun, yeah I’m talking about Windows. The latest version of Windows is called Windows 11, as the last generation was called Windows 10 launched back in 2015. While Windows 11 is currently under beta, it will take some time for Microsoft to push the stable update later this year. We have compiled the top features of Windows 11 so that you know what to expect and maybe decide your favorite feature ahead of the release.

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Top 10 Features of Windows 11

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Revamped Look and Cleaner UI

As soon as you’ll boot up Windows 11 on your laptop/pc the first thing you’ll see is the revamped look with a more modern feel, where the start menu is now at the front center (which can be moved back to the left if you like it that way). With with start menu at the center, it has become more easily accessible (at least that’s what Microsoft says) and gives Apple’s macOS vibes. Along with this, the overall UI across the OS is now cleaner like a sheet of glass and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes.

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Also, Read | How to Get Windows 11-Style Centered Taskbar on Windows 10

Snap Layouts

In this busy life, we generally find ourselves multitasking and jumping between different apps to and fro, which we are used to our phone, and tablets, but not on PC until now. Microsoft has introduced a really useful feature called Snap Layouts, where now you can pair up to 4 apps as per your choice which suits your display the best. So you can multitask the way you like, by having your work apps, emails, and social media right in front of you.

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Snap Groups

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To take the multitasking game to next level, Microsoft has now programmed Windows to remember which app combinations you were using, even while you were away for some time. And when you are back to your pc, then you can find them already grouped together right in the taskbar.

Seamless Docking and Undocking

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If you are someone who likes to use an external monitor docked to your laptop, because of the added benefit of extra screen space. Then this new feature of Windows 11 might become your favorite one, as when you undock the monitor the active windows from the monitor will minimize on your laptop, and when you re-connect the monitor back then those windows combination will automatically be back with the layout as to where you left.

Multiple Desktops

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Now with Windows 11, we can create multiple desktops for different usage scenarios like Home, Work, School, Gaming, etc., all with a different set of apps, personalized wallpaper, to adjust with the purpose and mood. We can easily switch between them, to and fro, just with a single click.

Personalized Widgets

Windows 11 Widgets screen
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Windows 11 now comes with personalized widgets an AI-powered customizable feed that slides out in a translucent glass-like sheet to show you personalized info such as news, weather, a glimpse at your calendar and to-do list, and your recent photos. Widgets are similar to a feature called news and interests found in a recent Windows 10 update.

Enhanced Gaming Experience

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When it comes to gaming the only Operating system that comes to our mind is Windows because it is the only one where we get the complete experience of true gaming, as it is most stable, powerful to run any title (subject to hardware), and gives freedom to run cross-platform titles.

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With Windows 11, the experience is to get to the next level as we get access to Direct X12 Ultimate, this will enable immersive graphics at high frame rates; DirectStorage for faster load times and more detailed game worlds; along with this Auto HDR is also included for a wider, more vivid range of colors for a truly captivating visual experience.

New Microsoft Store

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With Windows 11, we now a new Microsoft Store which not only has more apps, but has opened up for third-party apps like Disney+, Adobe Creative Cloud, Zoom, and Canva. Along with this, we can now search for shows, movies directly within the Microsoft store.

Android App Support

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This time Microsoft is bringing Android apps to Windows for the first time, in partnership with Amazon and Intel’s Bridge technology. Later this year, users will be able to discover Android apps in the Microsoft Store and download them through the Amazon Appstore (to be downloaded first).

Microsoft Teams Built In

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The importance of this feature kinda depends on which meeting app you use, but it is teams, then Microsoft has made it even more accessible by integrating it to the taskbar. Now, a user can start, join, mute, unmute, present right from the taskbar itself.

So these were some top features coming in Windows 11 later this year, we can see more features being added to Windows 11 in the future before the official stable rollout. As of upgradability to this newer version, according to Microsoft, nearly most machines running on the latest version of Windows 10 will be able to upgrade for FREE. In case your PC/Laptop is not compatible to run Windows 11, then these 3 ways might help to fix the issue.

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