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Windows 10 Creators Edition's 'Share UI' found hidden in Insider builds


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Back in October, Microsoft revealed the Windows 10 Creators Update would be arriving for free next Spring, bringing 3D design software and new gaming-related features to the OS.

Another new feature is the ‘Windows Sharing Experience’ which relates to a new Microsoft concept called ‘My People’, essentially aimed at making it easier to share content with your favourite contacts.

As part of the new sharing experience, whenever you share media using the Microsoft Creators Update through Windows 10, you’ll see your favourite people first.

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During the October event, which also saw the Surface Studio unveiled, Microsoft's Allison O’Mahoney said: "When we talk to our customers, we see a universal truth again and again: that most of our communications happen with a few key people.

"With the Creators Update, we will give you a faster way to connect and share with the people who matter most on any Windows PC.”

Now, MSPowerUser has revealed the new Share UI is available in current Windows Insider builds, as long as users are prepared to engage in a bit of tweaking.

In order to enable the new feature, which places icons for your most important contacts directly on the taskbar, you'll have to download a file and follow MSPowerUser's instructions.

Once enabled, you'll be able to drag files or folders to one of the icons in the taskbar and immediately share that content with that particular contact.

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There’s also a new messaging system that allows you to send a message direct to the contact, including emoji notifications.

The Share UI is expected to be officially introduced to Windows Insiders soon, ahead of the Creators Update arriving next Spring.

For now, if you want to try out an early, incomplete, and buggy version, you now have that option.

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Let us know if you give the new feature a go in the comments.

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