Earlier this week, The Windows Insider team delivered a massive release in the form of the Windows 10 Insider build 17063. The new bits brought a long list of new features including Timeline and Sets (for some), but also lots of small changes here and there.
The Settings app was one of the areas that received a lot of attention from the Windows engineering team: in addition to the app getting a new look, this latest Insider build also introduced improved per-app privacy settings. Now, you can go to Settings > Apps > Apps and Settings, and then click “Advanced options” under an app to see all the permissions an app has requested.
As noted by Microsoft’s Jen Gentleman, you can actually access this privacy menu much faster by right clicking an app in your start menu, select “More” and then click on “App Settings.” This also works for apps that you’ve pinned to your Start Menu, but not for those that are pinned on your task bar.
Something nice about 17063 – wanna see what all permissions an app has requested? They're all now listed in one section in the app settings page 😊 Fastest way to get there is to right click the app in Start #WindowsInsiders #FastRing pic.twitter.com/2RmgE79Zs9
— Jen Gentleman 🌺 (@JenMsft) December 22, 2017
The new per-app Privacy menu has truly become a one-stop shop for settings related to each app, with options for checking battery usage, set up lock screen notifications and terminate and/or uninstall the app. Let us know in the comments if this going to make it easier for you to check app permissions for all your Windows 10 apps.