As part of Microsoft’s most recent operating system upgrade, Windows 11 has received support for Copilot, the company’s new AI-powered assistant. Along with adding a chatbot to Windows 11, Microsoft is improving other apps as well. The MS Paint app now supports layers and the creation of images, while the built-in Snipping Tool for screenshots now has AI-based functions like text extraction and redaction. When upgrading to a new Windows 11 PC, you can transfer data between PCs using Windows Backup.
In a blog post published on Tuesday, Microsoft described the changes coming to Windows 11 and mentioned that the Copilot function is finally arriving on the operating system. Toggle Bluetooth or Wi-Fi, change other system settings, take a snapshot, generate a summary of a web page, and more using Copilot’s updated Bing Chat on Windows 11.
Based on your inquiries, Copilot will also use generative AI replies to offer text and visual responses. You can use the feature after updating to the most recent version of Windows using Copilot by pressing the Windows key and C or by clicking the Copilot icon on the taskbar in Windows 11.
The MS Paint app is also receiving some of the most major updates from Microsoft in almost 40 years. You can now use many layers in MS Paint, just like in Adobe Photoshop. According to the firm, you may use the integrated image editing tool to quickly remove the backdrop from any picture.
According to Microsoft’s blog post, a new Paint Cocreator preview will be released to testers on the Windows Insider in the upcoming weeks, with the capability of providing a text prompt to produce distinctive graphics. According to the blog article, “50 credits are offered for Paint Cocreator’s initial use. One credit applied per use” implies that the function won’t be accessible for free when it is launched.
Additionally, Microsoft is adding new AI-powered features to the Snipping Tool, the built-in screenshot and annotation tool for Windows 11. You can use the Snipping Tool to get text recognition and redaction after installing the most recent Windows 11 update. While the latter lets you black out any content from a screenshot, including an email address or a phone number, the former employs optical character recognition (OCR) to recognize text.
Last but not least, Microsoft is improving the home interface of the Windows 11 File Explorer and adding larger thumbnails for recently used or favorited files and documents. Additionally, you won’t need any third-party file compression programs to view native RAR and 7-zip files.