Microsoft has officially released Windows 22H2 ‘Moment 2’ update

Microsoft today officially released a new feature update for Windows 11 version 22H2. It is codenamed "Moment 2", and brings with it many improvements and new features. The company uses “February 2023 Update” as its marketing name.


All users of Windows 11 version 22H2 will start automatically receiving it on the second Tuesday in March. But if you want to install it right now, then go to Settings > Windows Update and check for updates. Some features will also require you to update your apps from the Microsoft Store.

ℹ️ It is released via KB5022913 that raises the OS version to Build 22621.1344. You can also find this patch on the Microsoft Update Catalog website here.

We have already reviewed all the new features available in “February 2023 Update”. Check out the following post.

What's new in Windows 11, Moment 2 Update

In short, you will find the following additions and improvements.

New features in Windows 11 February 2023 Update

  • An updated taskbar with improved tray icon area, new search, seconds in the clock, and tablet-optimized appearance.
  • Windows Studio Effects on supported devices
  • Start menu with recommendations.
  • Instant search in File Explorer
  • Widgets can be open full-screen and can work with a local account. There is also support for third-party widgets.
  • Task Manager with search, efficiency mode and dark theme support.
  • New Settings sections, Energy Recommendations and Subscription Management.
    • Touch keyboard can be open on demand with new options in Settings.
  • Inbox app updates
    • Snipping Tool with video recording
    • Tabs in Notepad
  • And more...

Besides, there are a few more brand new changes announced today.

New AI-powered Bing in Windows Search

Ai Bing In Windows

Microsoft decided to integrate the capabilities of the new AI-powered Bing into the Windows search on the taskbar. It is one of the most used features in the operating system, with over half a billion people using it every month. The new Bing with AI will help you find answers to your questions faster than ever.

Phone Link app preview for iOS

Phone Link Ios

The Phone Link app now supports iOS devices, which is certainly good news for iPhone owners. From now on, you won't have to worry about missing an important call or message while working on your personal computer.

Improvements to the Phone Link app for Android users

Microsoft has greatly improved the stability of the connection between Android smartphone and Windows PC. And if you use a Samsung smartphone, you can connect from your PC to your phone's personal hotspot through a list of Wi-Fi networks in a couple of clicks. Also added is the Recent Websites feature, which allows Samsung users to transfer a session from a mobile browser to a desktop browser on their PC.

Updated Chat app

Updated Chat App

The integrated consumer version of Teams, know as “Chat”, has been completely redesigned. It now supports camera video preview, allows you to quickly jump to a call, and send a meeting link using any application. Moreover, you can now switch between conversations inside the Chat pop-up window on the taskbar.

Recommendations in the "Start"

On devices connected to Azure Active Directory (AAD), the operating system will now suggest recommended content in the Start menu, matched by artificial intelligence. In the Featured section, you'll find content to help you prepare for upcoming meetings, quickly access the files you're working on, and more.

New Windows 365 app

Windows 365 App

The Microsoft Store has a new Windows 365 app that gives you quick access to your cloud PC that's customized for you. This application will also be useful for IT administrators in the organization, as it makes it easy to set up employees to connect to the cloud workplace. To download the application, go to .

Video overview

Microsoft has also published a video overview of what the February 2023 Update offers. You can see it here.

Source: Microsoft

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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