Microsoft just announced a massive Windows 10 update – here’s what you need to know

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Microsoft has unveiled a major new update for Windows 10, which brings a host of new features and an intuitive new design.

The update, which will form part of the Fall Creators Update is due out later this year.

However, if you are part of the Windows Insider program, you can test it out right now.

The new update brings improvements to Microsoft’s Edge browser and other useful features such as being able to pin your favourite websites to the task bar.

Edge users can also benefit from a new Full Screen mode which can be activated by pressing F11.

Full screen mode

There is also the option to add your own notes or annotations to EPUB books, as well as being able to highlight words or add underlines or comments to the text.

Other new features included in the update are changes to the Windows 10 Action Centre, which has been completely redesigned based on feedback from users, Microsoft said.

Microsoft is also adding greater support for the Windows 10 Stylus, with more gestures, emojis, better editing and automatic handwriting detection all being included in the update.

As well as with the Stylus, Microsoft is adding more support for emojis, which you will be able to insert into social media posts, emails and messages.

These and many, many more features were revealed by Microsoft in a blog post on Friday.

News of the new update comes just a week after the tech giant was forced to apologise when it released a rogue software update to some Windows 10 users by mistake.

Microsoft said the update was accidentally rolled out to users of its Insider programme.

According to Microsoft the update wasn’t properly tested and should never have been released to users.

“This build was never intended to go out to Windows Insiders and may include issues that impact usability of your PC”, Microsoft said.

Earlier this year Microsoft revealed a new schedule for releasing major updates to Windows 10.

From now on, major updates will be released every March and September.

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