Windows 11 2022 Update will be the name of version 22H2

Microsoft may end up calling version 22H2 the "Windows 11 2022 Update."

Windows 11 2022 Update
  • Windows 11 22H2 will be called the “2022 Update.”
  • The “Windows 11 2022 Update” name appeared on the Get started app.
  • The next feature update is expected to release on September 20.

Microsoft seems to be planning to name the next version the “Windows 11 2022 Update.” Although the company hasn’t officially revealed the marketing name of version 22H2, some users are noticing that after upgrading to the latest preview of the operating system, the “Get started” app refers to the feature update as the “Windows 11 2022 Update.”

The message in the app reads, “You’re now running the Windows 11 2022 Update! Read on to discover new features and set things up just how you like.”

Get started app
Get started app

In the past, the company used the month and year of release for the update’s name. For instance, the “Windows 10 November 2021 Update” was the name for Windows 10 version 21H2. However, it’s not surprising that the new naming scheme only includes the year since the software giant has shifted to only one feature update and the month as part of the name is no longer relevant.

Furthermore, it’s rumored that Microsoft has abandoned the plans for another feature update (version 23H2) for Windows 11. Instead, the company may be planning to change the release schedule of new versions of Windows to every three years, with the next version (possibly called “Windows 12”) scheduled for 2024.

The Windows 11 2022 Update is expected to start rolling out on September 20 with a slew of visual improvements and several new features. For example, the Start menu will get support for folders. The Taskbar will receive drag and support and a new Overflow menu. Snap assist will get a new drag-and-drop interface. Also, Microsoft plans to introduce a new version of Task Manager, Print Queue and Print dialog, features like Voice access, Live captions, and much more. However, the update won’t include some highly anticipated features, such as tabs for File Explorer, because this and other features will drop through “moment” updates later in the year.