Windows 11 Insider build 22621/22624.1610 comes to the Beta Channel

Kip Kniskern

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Microsoft has released a new set of Beta Channel builds for Windows 11 Insiders, clocking in at 22621.1610 and 22624.1610. The “new features rolling out” build (22624.1610) does gets new presence sensor privacy settings and APIs:

If you have a device with compatible presence sensors, you can now manage your privacy and block/allow certain apps from accessing these sensors. No images or metadata is collected by Microsoft and all processing is done locally on the device hardware to maximize privacy. You will find these settings under Settings > Privacy & security > Presence sensing here if your device supports it. App developers with devices with compatible presence sensors can target apps to request and read user presence information after requesting a human presence capability. Learn more about the API here.

Both versions of this new Beta Channel build are also getting a preview of a new experience for “getting the latest updates as soon as they are available:”

Insiders in the Beta Channel who are on Build 22621 and toggle this on will get updated to Build 22624 via the enablement package. Insiders in the Beta Channel already on Build 22624 and toggle this on will see a “Windows configuration update” offered via Windows Update that is designed to help us make sure this new toggle is connected to our backend services correctly. This configuration update introduces nothing new for Insiders.

Along with these changes there is the usual list of fixes and known issues, be sure to check out the Windows Insider blog post for all the details.