Microsoft appears to be working on a new "Experimental Features" option for Windows 11 Insiders on the Dev Channel. The new option was spotted by Windows enthusiast and Twitter user Albacore on the Windows Insider Program page inside Settings.
However, the option does not work at the moment and hence the leakster speculates that the new option may be a way to toggle features that may not work best with the A/B feature testing, something which Microsoft introduced last year in June.
The Windows Insider Program ⚙️ page is getting an "Experimental Features" list, the implementation is unfinished, and the list is empty as of right now. Could this become an official way to toggle features which don't fully benefit from randomized A/B testing? Fingers crossed. pic.twitter.com/s3bpjO0jWg— Albacore (@thebookisclosed) January 18, 2023
PhantomOcean3, another prolific Windows leaker, also noticed the feature, dubbed "AllowExperimentalFeatures" in recent Windows 11 Dev builds. This means the option should manifest in its full form in upcoming Dev channel builds.
Interesting. Apparently an 'AllowExperimentalFeatures' velocity feature showed up hidden in recent Dev builds, guessing this is it pic.twitter.com/C9lLDevsPv— PhantomOcean3☃️💙💛 (@PhantomOfEarth) January 18, 2023
The Experimental Features option isn't the only Dev channel-related change that Microsoft is working on at the moment. The company is also actively investigating why many users are complaining about slow download and install speeds for the recent builds.