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Microsoft's Windows 10 Preview Build 16184 Released: My People Feature, Improvements, And More

29 April 2017, 7:19 am EDT By Vincent Lanaria Tech Times
Microsoft has rolled out the Windows 10 Preview Build 16184 for the PC. Aside from the fixes, it comes with the My People feature to let you stay in touch with friends and family more easily.  ( Microsoft )

Microsoft has released the Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184 for the PC along with Build 15208 for the mobile.

The update mostly comes with a slew of improvements and bug fixes, but one feature that stands out from the pack is My People.

My People: Connect With Peers, Friends, And Family

With My People, Microsoft wants you to connect with your contacts more easily.

How it works is simple, really. You pin peers, friends, or family to the taskbar like they're apps, and then you can always send them a message at a tap of a button.

However, the current limit is set at three contacts for now, and from the look of things, Skype is the default messaging platform. You can change that, though, and My People will use it moving forward.

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"Whether you want to share a photo, make plans for dinner, or get an answer from a friend or coworker — My People is here to take it to the next level and bring the people you care about most to the center of your experience," Microsoft said.

Gmail For Windows 10 Mail And Calendar

Microsoft highlighted the "new experience" for Gmail accounts in Windows 10 Mail and Calendar apps, which was announced on April 21.

Basically, what's happening here is that the features available only to those who have an Outlook.com or Office 365 email address before will now be accessible to Gmail users.

In other words, you can also use Focused Inbox, which helps you stay on top of important emails, and the functions that let users handle travel reservations and package deliveries more conveniently even if you're using a Gmail account.

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PC And Mobile: Improvements And Bug Fixes

Microsoft ironed out a ton of issues for both the PC and mobile.

Some improvements and fixes worth noting on the PC side of things include resolving freezing issues in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, boosted load time of the Notifications Settings page, and patching up night light mode getting stuck in disabled, to name a few.

Meanwhile, mobile users shouldn't run into the issue where shutting down takes 20 seconds longer than usual because of switching from one network to another anymore. As an aside, Microsoft more or less killed off Windows phones, cutting off 40 percent of the handsets in the wild after the Creators Update.

For the record, there are a lot more in store, and these are just a couple of the changes to expect.

The Bottom Line

Microsoft recently began rolling out the Creators Update, and moving on to the next big thing, it's now focusing efforts on Redstone 3. To be clear, My People and the new integration of Gmail with Windows 10 Mail and Calendar are two of the first features that the company is starting with.

With everything cleared up, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know what you think of Microsoft's Window 10 Preview Build 16184 for the PC and Build 15208 for the mobile.

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