Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22563 Releases

Microsoft has launched Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22563 to the Dev Channel, and this new version has fewer feature updates and improvements than the version released last week. Microsoft also emphasized in the blog that As a reminder, not every build we release will have as many new features as last week’s build. However, this build includes a few new features for Insiders to try out as we roll them out including a tablet-optimized taskbar experience, some improvements to content in Widgets, and a new group policy for IT admins in education.” In addition, this update also supports ARM64 PCs. The new version released last week prevented Windows 11 ARM users from successfully upgrading due to compatibility issues.

In this update, the built-in emojis in Windows 11 has been updated to Emoji version 14.0. The Emoji version 14.0 version brings some new emojis that are already supported in the system. It should be noted that you can use these new emojis in the Windows 11 development version, but other platforms may not display properly if they are not supported.

Microsoft is adding a new taskbar to the tablet, which has a folded and unfolded style, and the system will adapt based on whether an external display is connected. In the folded state, the taskbar will automatically become very small to prevent users from touching the taskbar during operation, and in the unfolded mode, it will become larger to make it easier for users to touch. Users can easily switch between the two styles by swiping up from the bottom of the screen, this feature is currently being rolled out gradually so not all users will see it. In addition, this function is only applicable to tablet computers and does not support laptops and desktops.


Changes and Improvements

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  • Search from Quick Access has been expanded to include content from your OneDrive, Downloads, and any indexed location. Use Quick Access to find results fast.
  • Files in Quick Access without any local presence (for example, files shared to you from another OneDrive) now show thumbnails and work with OneDrive sharing.


  • We’ve made it even easier to snap the most relevant windows next to each other side by side by introducing Microsoft Edge tabs as suggested windows in snap assist. When a window is snapped, you will now see 3 of your most recent Edge tabs shown (by default) as suggestions. You can always control whether to show Microsoft Edge tabs and number of tabs shown when snapping or pressing ALT + TAB via Settings > System > Multitasking.
  • Skin tone variations for hands gestures and people bring the total to 112 emoji which includes the hand shake. You can now choose the skin tones between the two hands in the hand-shake emoji.
  • The updated accessibility flyout on the login screen, introduced in Build 22557, is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel.