Windows 11 Beta Build 22622.436 Introduces New Sharing Features

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Microsoft has added two new Insiders Preview builds, 22621.436 and 22622.436, to the Beta channel. Both updates bring in new features and fixes. However, the difference is that while Build 22622.436 has all the new features rolling out, Build 22621.436 has the new features off by default. Here’s what’s new.

Windows 11 Build 22622.436: What’s New?

The new Windows 11 Build 22622.436 and Build 22621.436 provides improvements to Nearby Sharing. With this, people will now be able to share a local file by using UDP. This essentially means that users will be able to share files on a private network while using Bluetooth. The file-sharing process will now include more devices including desktop PCs.

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Another sharing update is the ability to share a local file to OneDrive. People will now be able to choose OneDrive as a target for direct uploading and sharing. This can be done by sharing files in the File Explorer “without any context switches or opening the OneDrive app.

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Apart from this, the new Windows 11 beta update includes a few changes. Windows Terminal is now a default on Windows 11, enabling command line applications will open in Windows Terminal automatically. Plus, people can now report animated GIFs deemed inappropriate.

There are fixes for issues, including the Start crash, prevention of troubleshooter from opening, the misaligned Up arrow in File Explorer, and more. You can check out the changelog over here.

The new Windows 11 Beta Build 22622.436 is now available for beta users and the included changes could soon be introduced to the general audience. However, there’s no word on when this will happen. If you are part of the beta channel and ending up downloading the update, do share your thoughts on it in the comments below.

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