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Microsoft to ditch Windows 10 option to share Wi-Fi passwords

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Microsoft will cast aside the option to easily share Wi-Fi passwords within Windows 10.

The portion of the Wi-Fi Sense feature had allowed users to easily share network details with contacts in range.

In principle, the feature was designed to make it easier furnish visitors with details without crawling around on all-fours reading out passwords.

The option allowed users to choose whether they shared with Outlook, Skype and Facebook contacts.

Wi-Fi Sense enabled administrators to grant access to the network but never shared the password.

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However, in the latest preview edition of Windows 10, Microsoft has opted to remove this element of the feature because it wasn’t being used enough.

"The cost of updating the code to keep this feature working combined with low usage and low demand made this not worth further investment," Gabe Aul, a Microsoft VP, wrote in a blog post.

"Wi-Fi Sense, if enabled, will continue to get you connected to open Wi-Fi hotspots that it knows about through crowdsourcing."

Will you miss the feature? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Dead Words

May 12, 2016, 6:39 am

I just have to ask why you focused on this tiny aspect of the latest Windows Insider Preview Build. Microsoft incorporated all these new features and improvements and you immediately focused on the one thing that was removed (which, I might add, I never used).

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