Windows 11 was launched in June 2021, and it brought various visual changes over the previous Windows 10. The new operating system by Microsoft has a completely revamped device, support for Android apps, inclination towards gaming features, and much more. It’s been quite a long time since the release of Windows 11 and it has come to various supported PCs worldwide. With every update, we saw some new features, and there will more upcoming features of Windows 11 that we can expect to see in future updates. In this article, we have compiled a list of 10 upcoming features of Windows 11 that we will be seeing very soon.
New Task Manager
The design of the Task Manager hasn’t been changed for a very long time now. We saw the same Task Manager in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 as we have in Windows 11. However, Microsoft in the future will change the design of the Task Manager. With a completely revamped design, there will also be support for dark mode, and there will also be eco support mode. Eco Mode or Efficiency mode will force the apps to use fewer system resources for better battery life.
Live Captions is also one of the upcoming features of Windows 11. This will somewhat be similar to the Live Captions feature that we have on Android devices. This feature will convert the audio being played to the live captions on the screen.
App Folders In Smart Menu
Users on Windows 11 will now be able to form app folders consisting of multiple apps in the Start Menu. You can simply drag one app over another and this will create an App Folder. You can add more apps to the app folder by dragging and dropping more apps to it. Microsoft removed this feature in Windows 11, but it was available in Windows 10, but it will be brought back very soon with the future updates of Windows 11.
Quick Bluetooth Management
One of the upcoming features of Windows 11 is quick Bluetooth management. Managing your Bluetooth devices will be much easier in Windows 11. You will be able to access your Bluetooth devices from the Action Center. This will be somewhat similar to how we can manage Wi-Fi devices from the Action Center. You will be able to manage your paired Bluetooth devices, connect or disconnect to them. Moreover, you will also be able to see the battery percentage remaining of your device.
New Flyouts For Volume And Brightness
Windows 11 will now have new flyouts for volume and brightness. As of now, Windows 11 has old flyouts for Volume and brightness. Thankfully, this will be changing very soon, as Microsoft has given the new flyouts in the Dev Build 22533 of Windows 11. The new volume and brightness flyouts will replace the old flyouts design.
Changes To Snap Layout
Snaps Layout was introduced in Windows 11, allowing users to multitask while keeping all the active windows open. As of now, one can only use this feature by hovering over to the Maximize icon at the top right corner, or by using the Windows + Arrow key combo. With future updates, there will be another way to access this feature. You will be able to drag the title bar of the app you are working on to the top of the screen, and you will have the Snap layouts option.
New Features For Your Phone
Your Phone will also have some improvements. Firstly, the design of the Your Phone app will be revamped. The new design looks modern and it matches the design and theme of Windows 11. There will be a new call UI, and it will also have improved support for AirPods. Users can also access the recent apps you are running on your phone from the system tray on Windows 11. The Screen Mirroring feature will also be available. However, do note that some features may be exclusive to Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Z Flip series, Samsung Galaxy Note Series, and Samsung Galaxy S Series.
New Cast And Charging Icon
The charging icon will also be a part of new upcoming features in Windows 11. The new charging icon on the taskbar will have minimal look and it will show a lightning bolt when you charge your device. Moreover, the future updates of Windows 11 will also bring the cast icon to the taskbar.
New Touch Gestures
New touch gestures are also an upcoming feature of Windows 11. There will be five new touch gestures that will allow you to open the Start Menu by swiping up from the middle of the Taskbar (Similar to accessing App Drawer by swiping up the screen on an Android phone) and dismiss it by swiping. You can also open the app list in the Start Menu by swiping left or right. Swiping up from the right corner of the Taskbar will open Action Center and Swiping up from the left corner will open Notification Center. These features will be available for all the tablets running on Windows 11 and 2-in-1 laptops having touchscreen displays.
Enhanced Tablet Mode
Another upcoming feature of Windows 11 will be enhanced tablet mode. Rotating the screen and switching from portrait mode to landscape mode and vice versa will be much snappier and smoother than before. The taskbar will be collapsible giving you more screens while working on apps. New touch screen gestures will also add to the enhanced tablet mode.
These were the 10 upcoming features of Windows 11 that you will get to see in future updates. Apart from these, there will be more new features that you can expect to see in Windows 11 anytime soon, like device sustainability, smart clipboard, overflow taskbar, desktop background stickers, voice access, drag and drop support in the taskbar, improved focus mode and DND, new app window switcher, improved File Explorer, and various others.