Windows 11 beta makes it possible for apps to know when you’re near your PC

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  • A new Windows 11 preview build is rolling out to members of the Beta channel.
  • The update introduces new APIs for devices with presence sensors.
  • This update makes it possible for apps to deliver unique experiences built around presence detection.

Insiders in Microsoft’s Beta channel are getting a new Windows 11 preview build. The new update will make it possible for apps to detect when you’re in front of your PC.

Microsoft announced in a blog post that it is releasing Windows 11 Insider preview build 22621.1610 and build 22624.1610 to the Beta channel today. Build 22621.1610 is for if you want the new features turned off by default. The update introduces new privacy settings and developer APIs for devices with presence sensors.


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