First build of Windows 11 version 23H2 released with Suggested Actions feature
Microsoft released two new Insider builds for the company’s Windows 11 operating system this week. The first, Windows 11 build 25115, marks the beginning of development of the 2023 feature update for Windows 11: Windows 11 version 23H2.
The second build has been released in the Windows 11 build 22H2 Beta channel. Windows Insiders have a short period of time in which they can move from the Dev build, which is now at build 23H2, to the Beta build. , which remains in 22H2.
The Dev version provides an insight into the next feature update, the beta version to be released in the coming months as the 2022 Feature Update for Windows 11.
Microsoft introduced a new feature in the first version 23H2 of Windows 11. Called Suggested Actions, it focuses on improving certain workflows related to copying date, time, or phone numbers into the system.
Microsoft hopes that Suggested Actions will improve certain daily tasks by suggesting common actions to users of the operating system.
In this initial construction. Suggested actions are displayed when users copy phone numbers, date, or time to the system. For phone numbers, Windows displays suggestions for calling the number, using Teams, or other installed apps that support dialing.
When you copy a phone number, Windows will display an online light throwaway UI that suggests ways to call the phone number using Teams or other installed apps that offer click-to-dial calling features.
For date and time, users can create events in calendar apps with the date and time automatically filled in.
When copying a date and/or time, Windows will display an online light throwaway UI that suggests creating the event using compatible calendar applications. Upon user selection of preference, the application launches with its corresponding calendar event creation page with date and/or time auto-completed.
As usual, the feature may not be available on all devices upgrading to Windows 11 version 1 2023 or installing from scratch.
Some questions remain unanswered for now because of that: will there be an option to disable the feature? Does this work globally or only on specific apps?
Microsoft is likely to add more triggers to the suggested actions feature in the future. Options include showing actions for web addresses, street addresses, or company names.
The remaining changes from the first version 23H2 of Windows 11 are fixes for various issues. The release has several known issues, including one that may crash certain games that use Easy Anti-Cheat.
Now you: Is the suggested actions feature something you plan to use?