During Build 2023 conference, Microsoft announced Windows Copilot for Windows 11. Microsoft today announced the availability of Windows Copilot preview for Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel. This first preview focuses on the integrated UI experience, and more features will be rolled out in future releases. Plugin support in Windows Copilot is also coming in the future releases.
To use Windows Copilot, you must be running Windows Build 23493 or higher in the Dev Channel, and Microsoft Edge version 115.0.1901.150 or higher.
To invoke Windows Copilot, you can click on the new button on the taskbar or use the WIN + C keyboard shortcut. Once invoked, Windows Copilot will appear as a side bar docked to the right without overlapping the existing content. In this preview release, you can ask Windows Copilot a range of questions or to take actions such as:
- “Change to dark mode.”
- “Turn on do not disturb.”
- “Take a screenshot”
- “Summarize this website” (Active tab in Microsoft Edge)
- “Write a story about a dog who lives on the moon.”
- “Make me a picture of a serene koi fishpond with lily pads.”
Windows Copilot with Bing Chat will deliver responses that are contextual and improve your experience in Windows.
The bad news is that you may see inline recommendations Microsoft think are relevant through ads in Bing.