Keeps improving

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (Build 16199) releases with new features

Windows 10 build 16199 for testers rolls out with changes on My People, Settings, call notifications, and more — Here's what you need to know.

Windows 10 build 16199

Microsoft is now rolling out Windows 10 build 16199 for testers with PCs enrolled in the Fast ring. The new release is part of the Fall Creators Update (formerly known as Redstone 3), and it delivers a number of new features and improvements over the previous build.

Windows 10 build 16199, according to Microsoft, brings new improvements, such as emojis, notification badging, and easy file sharing on the My People feature. The Settings app adds new options for gaming, embedded help videos, and there is a new option to delete files in the Downloads folder that haven’t changed in the last 30 days. Cortana now shows incoming call notifications, and much more.

In addition, this flight includes a number of fixes and known issues that you should be aware of before installing.

What’s new on Windows 10 build 16199

My People

In this flight, the My People feature gets updated with a number of improvements, including animated emojis that will appear over the taskbar if one of your pinned contacts send you an emoji using Skype.

MyPeople emoji
MyPeople emoji

The contacts pinned to your taskbar will now show a badge counter if there are unseen messages, ensuring you have at-a-glance access to communications you have missed from your pinned contacts.

My People badging feature
My People badging feature

Starting with build 16199, you can share files with other people in two ways. You can drag-and-drop files directly onto the contacts in your taskbar to start an email, or share directly to your contacts via the share picker by choosing from a list recommended people to email.

Settings app

Windows 10 build 16199 is also adding some improvements and tweaks to the Settings app.

On Settings > Gaming > Broadcasting, you can now choose “Per-app audio” to broadcast using only the game’s audio to Beam as opposed to the audio for your entire PC.

Microsoft has also renamed the Audio settings page under the settings in Game bar to be Game DVR. All Game DVR settings from the general gaming settings page has been moved to be under Game DVR. (Per-app audio settings is also included here as well.)

On Settings > System > About, this page now integrates with System Health part of the Windows Defender Security Center, which allows you can see your system health at a glance.

Settings System Health integration
Settings System Health integration

In a new effort to help users get to know the Settings options better, Windows 10 now adds tips and videos to Settings.

There aren’t too many videos at this moment, but you can see tips and videos in under Settings > Ease of Access or Settings > Update & security, and on a handful of other areas.

Settings Tips and Videos
Settings Tips and Videos

On Settings > System > Storage Sense, you can now choose to automatically clean up files that haven’t in your Downloads folder for 30 days by turning on the “Delete files in my Downloads folder that haven’t changed for over 30 days” option.

Settings Storage Sense Downloads folder option
Settings Storage Sense Downloads folder option

Narrator

On build 16199, Windows 10 is also updating Narrator so that when you press Caps Lock + E + E while Narrator is running, it will now launch the Feedback Hub.

Notifications

On Android phones, Cortana can now display cross-device incoming call notifications. Simply, install the Cortana app on your phone, go to Settings > Sync notifications, and turn on all the Cortana cross-device features. The next time you receive a call, a notification will appear on your PC telling you who it is and giving you the option to text back a reply or decline the call.

Cortana call notifications
Cortana call notifications

Additional improvements

On Windows 10 build 16199, Microsoft has updated Windows Defender Security Center, and now it’ll no longer flag disabled drivers as issues. Microsoft has also adjusted the health scan logic so that using maximum brightness when connected to AC power will not flag a warning.

As a result of low usage, Microsoft made the decision to remove the Note button from Action Center.

What’s new on Windows 10 Mobile build 15215

Microsoft is also releasing Windows 10 Mobile build 15215 part of the Creators Update, but there are not new features, just a few fixes and a literally a couple of known issues.

Microsoft is listing the complete set of fixes and known issues for build 16193, and build 15213 for phones, at the Windows Blog. In case you missed it, you can read all the changes for Windows 10 build 16193 in this article.

You can also use the following resources:

Windows 10 build 16199 for PC is available immediately through the Fast ring. It’ll download and install automatically on your device, but you can always force the update from Settings > Update & security > Windows Update and clicking the Check for updates button.