Enable a curated slideshow (Windows Spotlight) on Windows 10 build 10547

Back at Build 2015, Microsoft introduced a new Windows 10 lock screen experience. The new lock screen is designed to give the user the ability to provide feedback on the lock screen background image directly from the lock screen itself.

The new lockscreen feature, which Microsoft calls the Windows Spotlight, will not only show you beautiful images from Bing, but also images of Windows devices running certain apps for example. You can choose to ‘like’ or ‘not like’ the lockscreen images so you can curate the types of images which will be displayed on your lockscreen. So for example, if over time, you’ve ‘liked’ images of nature, you’ll start seeing more images of nature show up on your lockscreen, the same goes with pictures of kittens.

Windows Spotlight

This feature is now available as of Windows 10 build 10547, which was made available yesterday. Previously, Windows Spotlight was an exclusive feature to Windows 10 Home. After enough feedback from Microsoft, the company has now implemented the feature on Windows 10 Pro (as of the latest Windows Insider build).

Here’s what you need to do in order to enable Windows Spotlight on Windows 10 Pro (first spotted by a user on Reddit).

  • Open the Settings app
  • Click or tap Personalization
  • Go to the Lockscreen category
  • Under ‘Background’, change it to ‘Windows Spotlight’
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