Windows 10 Being More Social with “My People Feature”

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Three years ago, Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows 10 operating system. The version focused more on the the OS being more social. Microsoft demonstrated the new feature called “My People”, which puts your most important contacts directly in the bottom toolbar on your desktop. Hence, you can easily share your moments with them or contact them across a variety of communications apps and even receive emoji pop-ups as a way to tell each other that you’re thinking about them.

A lot of Microsoft users became happy when this new feature was announced. Some of them were even thinking of shifting to other OS because there was a time when Windows 10 is experiencing a lot of issues. Fortunately, there are a lot of available solutions for this as stated in Meltcomics Blog.  

Going back to the version of Windows 10, In the demo, an emoji with a heart and smile, a unicorn and a microphone were shown off, popping up from the toolbar, as examples of incoming “shoulder taps,” which is what these emoji messages are called. (This doesn’t sound like it would get annoying at all, does it?)

While cute, the larger goal of the “My People” feature is to place those who matter the most front-and-center in the operating system’s interface.

With the “My People” feature, you will be able to designate important contacts whose icon will then reside in your bottom taskbar. You can then do things like drag and drop files right onto a person’s icon in order to share with them  via Mail or Skype.

At the same time, built-in sharing functionality within applications will also arrive in the update of the OS. For instance, O’Mahoney clicked to share an annotated video from the new Photos app, and instead of just showing your applications you could use to share that content, a row of people appeared at the top of the screen. The idea here is that sharing is primarily about the “who,” not the how. That same sentiment extended to how Microsoft is merging its communications apps for use in this My People feature, as well.