Check out these features added in recent Windows 10 updates, including new features from the April 2018 Update. They’ll help you get things done on your PC and across your other devices.
Return to past activities in your timeline
In the April 2018 Update, continue your recent PC or phone activities instantly from your timeline. Select Task View on the taskbar, or press Windows logo key + Tab, then select an activity to get started. Scroll down to look for past activities, or search to find a particular activity.
Share a picture with a nearby device
In the April 2018 Update, open Photos and select the picture you want to share. Select Share , then select another PC you want to share it to. On the other PC, select Save & Open when the notification appears.
Bring the Microsoft experience to your phone
Get beautiful Bing wallpapers that refresh daily, sync your Office docs and calendar, and more with the Microsoft Launcher app. Open the Google Play Store app on your Android phone, type “Microsoft Launcher” in the search box, and then install it.
Switch seamlessly from your phone to PC
Start browsing the web, writing emails, and using apps on your Android or iPhone, then continue on your PC, instantly. To link your phone, on your PC select the Start button, and then select Settings > Phone > Add a phone .
Add emoji from your keyboard
Express yourself with emoji wherever you want, including conversations, docs, and even web searches. Press Windows logo key + period (.) to open the emoji panel in a text entry field, then select an emoji.
Talk instead of type
Talk to write an email or message instead of typing it. Select touch keyboard on the taskbar, select microphone or press Windows logo key + H, and then talk to dictate.
This feature is available in US English only.
Stay focused with focus assist
In the April 2018 Update, hide distractions while you work—turn on focus assist to send notifications directly to action center. Select action center on the taskbar, then select focus assist.
Pin sites you use frequently
Get to your favorite websites faster by selecting them from the taskbar. In Microsoft Edge, open a website, then select Settings and more > Pin this page to the taskbar.
Add security questions to a local account
In the April 2018 update, local account users won’t have to worry about forgetting their password when they add security questions. While you’re logged in with your local account, select Start > Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options , and then under Password, select Update your security questions.