Windows 11 Dev Channel build 22572 brings new inbox apps, confirms Microsoft working on new search highlights feature

Arif Bacchus

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Dev Channel Windows Insiders, get ready to download! Microsoft has just released Windows 11 build 22572, and it’s another interesting one. This build brings some new inbox apps and also confirms that Microsoft working on a new search highlights feature. We have everything you need to know right here.

First off, there are the new inbox apps. Indeed, Microsoft Family and Clipchamp are now inbox apps in this latest build. Microsoft Family is an app that lets parents set controls to filter inappropriate apps and games and set browsing to kid-friendly websites for Microsoft Edge. As for Clipchamp, it’s a new video editor, focused on making video creation easy.

It has simple tools like trimming and splitting, transitions, and animated text. You’ll also get webcam and screen recorder tools, too. Microsoft acquired Clipchamp back in October of 2021, and this Windows 11 integration makes a lot of sense. Here’s a preview of what it looks like.

Note that the Microsoft Family Safety app will only be pre-installed on Windows 11 Home edition and will be updated via the Microsoft Store. Windows Insiders who are on Windows 11 Pro can go to Settings > Accounts > Family and download the Microsoft Family app from the Store.

As for the new Search highlights feature, it’s an improvement to the Windows 11 and Windows 10 search box. This is not ready yet, however, and Microsoft just confirmed that it will be coming “early next week.” Microsoft urges users to stay tuned for more updates when the experience starts rolling out.

Yet with this feature, the search box in Start and Search will periodically update with content, including fun illustrations, that help you discover more, be connected, and stay productive. You’ll find notable and interesting moments—like holidays, anniversaries, and other educational moments in time both globally and in your region. You’ll also find rich, bold content in search home that highlights what’s special about today.

If you opt to sign in with your work or school account, Search will also show organizational files and contacts, as powered by Microsoft Search. It’ll show files that might be of interest to you, and even your organization’s people chart. You can turn all this off if you don’t like it by going to Settings > Privacy & security > Search settings and toggling “Show search highlights”.

Smaller changes in this build include a new Print Queue design, which matches with Windows 11’s, a new Quick Assist icon, Windows Terminal being rebranded to “Terminal” in the Start Menu. Windows Sandbox also got a new icon, and the legacy version of Windows Media Player has been renamed to Windows Media Player Legacy.

Microsoft also confirmed a March 2022 Bug Bash from March 16 to March 22 and confirmed Windows Insiders can now download the new Microsoft Defender. Check the full changelog for all the details!