Microsoft releases Windows 10 build 20221 to the Dev channel with Meet Now

It's Wednesday at 10am PT, so Microsoft released a new Windows 10 Insider Preview build in the Dev channel. The build is number 20221, and the only new feature is called Met Now, something that was previously exclusive to Skype. Now, it's going to show up in the taskbar, letting you quickly start a meeting.

Other than that, there's a new pinning feature for notifications in Your Phone, but that's an app update and it's not exclusive to this build. Here's the full changelog:

Introducing Meet Now in the Windows 10 Taskbar

Earlier this year we introduced Meet Now in Skype. Meet Now makes it easy to connect with anyone in as little as two clicks for free and each call can last up to 24 hours. Today, we’re excited to share that we are extending this capability in Windows 10 by bringing Meet Now right to the taskbar. You can now easily set up a video call and reach friends and family in an instant by clicking on the Meet Now icon in the notification area (system tray) of the taskbar in Windows 10. No sign ups or downloads needed.

Create a meeting:

Join a meeting:

This feature is rolling out to a subset of Insiders in the Dev Channel at first, to help us quickly identify issues that may impact performance and reliability. Rest assured they will be gradually rolled out to everyone in the Dev Channel.

This build is from the Windows 10 development branch, as are most builds in the Dev channel, and that means that it's not tied to a specific feature update. Once something is promoted to the Beta channel, we'll see which features will arrive in which update.

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