Windows 11 Build 22499 is now available with a new feature

Windows 11 Build 22499

Windows 11 Build 22499 is now rolling out to testers in the Dev
Channel of the Insiders program and it apparently comes with a
new feature for those who use Teams. This update is from the
company’s active development branch, and we don’t know when
features introduced in the Dev builds will be released for the
general public.

The latest update is titled “Windows 11 Insider Preview 22499
(rs_prerelease)” and anyone with a supported device can
download it from the Dev Channel. In the last preview update,

Microsoft added a mute/unmute toggle to the taskbar for
Microsoft Teams and third-party apps supporting the
feature.

Windows 11 Build 22499 comes with another feature for the
taskbar, but it’s currently exclusive to Microsoft Teams. The
feature lets you quickly share the content open in any app
actively running in the background to your Microsoft Teams
meeting calls. This works directly from the taskbar and
eliminates the need to manually share the meeting.

Microsoft says that there will be no interruptions when you try
to share the app’s content directly from the taskbar.

Windows 11 Build 22499 taskbar

To get started, simply launch Microsoft Teams and join or
create a meeting. When you are in a Teams meeting, hover over
the apps running on your taskbar. Once done, a new screen share
button “Share this window” will appear. If you click on that
button, you’ll be able to share the app’s window with your
meeting attendees.

If you’re already in a full-screen meeting and presenting
PowerPoint slides, you can move the mouse to the bottom and the
taskbar will appear on the screen. This will allow you to
continue sharing the presentation or stop the current
presentation, and share the screen of another app without
interruption to attendees.

Microsoft is currently testing this new screen-sharing
experience from the taskbar with some users, and it would
require Microsoft Teams for work or school installed. In other
words, most of the users won’t have access to the screen share
experience.

The company plans to enable taskbar integration for personal
accounts later.

It’s also worth noting that Windows 11’s Taskbar screen share
experience won’t be limited to just Teams in the long run. Devs
can update their application and add this capability to improve
their share experience. However, it will apply to the current
meeting call only.

Improvements in Windows 11 Build 22499

  1. Microsoft is making it easier to see the keyboard focus
    visuals in Task View and Alt + Tab.
  2. Windows Clipboard history should now run properly.
  3. Microsoft has addressed explorer.exe crashes, which were
    reported on touch keyboard usage.

How to install Windows 11 Build 22499

To install Windows 11 Build 22499, use these simple steps:

  1. Open settings > Windows Update, but make sure you’re in
    Dev Channel.
  2. Check for updates and this build will appear.
  3. If the download doesn’t begin on its, click on the
    “Download” button.
  4. Select “restart now” when done.

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