Windows 11 23H2 will add uninstall option for more inbox apps

Microsoft to allow users to uninstall even more inbox apps on Windows 11.

Windows 11 23H2 uninstall app option
Windows 11 23H2 uninstall app option
  • Microsoft plans to add the uninstall option for more apps.
  • The option will be available for more inbox apps like Cortana, Camera, People, Photos, and Remote Desktop.
  • This change is expected to arrive with the release of version 23H2.

Microsoft is making changes to Windows 11 23H2 to allow users to uninstall more inbox apps. The new change is available as part of the latest preview of Windows 11 in the Canary Channel of the Windows Insider Program, and it allows users to remove apps, such as Cortana, Camera, People, Photos, and the legacy version of the Remote Desktop app.

Although users have always been able to remove the inbox apps that come preinstalled on every installation of Windows 11, only a few of the apps included the option to uninstall. However, the company has been gradually loosening the rules to make more apps easy to remove.

Also, in the past, users needed to use workarounds or third-party tools to remove many of the inbox apps to help keep the operating system decluttered and free of bloatware, so it’s important to have the uninstall option in more apps, but removing any of these inbox apps won’t be impactful to the system’s performance or storage usage.

Also, a lot of these apps (such as Cortana and the People apps) are being discontinued, so it’s not surprising that the company is now enabling the option to remove them.

The ability to uninstall these inbox apps is expected to arrive with the release of Windows 11 23H2 in September as an optional install with full availability in October.

Alongside the changes for inbox apps, the company plans to roll out a slew of improvements and several new features for Windows 11, including Windows Copilot (the reason why Cortana is being discontinued), support for RAR and 7Zip on File Explorer, new Windows Backup app, standardized settings to control RGB lighting, the ability to show labels for apps in the Taskbar, and a lot more.

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