Windows 11 will soon receive an Experimental Features option

Eagle-eyed enthusiasts have discovered a new hidden option in the Settings app that is responsible for shipping some experimental features to Windows 11 Insiders. While the option does nothing as of this moment, it indicates that Microsoft may want to make its A/B testing more clear and transparent.Currently, Microsoft randomly ships some of new features to the Dev channel of the Windows Insider Program. There is no official way to toggle them on or off, or make them available on the specific computer. Thankfully, there is the ViveTool app, but this method was never supported by Microsoft, and you do everything on your own risk.

Maybe the new feature will change this. The new "Experimental features" section, discovered by @thebookisclosed, appears on the Windows Update > Windows Insider Program page in Settings. While there is no official announcement yet, quite possible that it will allow you to manually enable the things that these days come in controlled roll-outs.

It is not known when exactly this feature will be officially introduced. However, yet another find by the Twitter user @PhatnomOfEarth, hints that it will happen pretty soon. There is already an option in the component store that permits or disables receiving those experimental features.

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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.

One thought on “Windows 11 will soon receive an Experimental Features option”

  1. I like Windows 11 just backporting any small features introduced from their development builds to the monthly patches.

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