Windows 11 to get desktop App Folder feature

Microsoft may bring an App Folder feature on the desktop for Windows 11.

Windows 11 app folder feature
Windows 11 app folder feature (Source: Microsoft)
  • Windows 11 might get an “app folder” feature.
  • The feature will help users organize apps on the desktop.
  • app folder hasn’t been officially announced.

Microsoft may be working on app folders on the desktop for Windows 11. In the hybrid work event, someone spotted (via Windows Central) a new feature that seems like the ability to group apps in folders on the desktop during a breakout session demoing improvements to the Taskbar.

The feature looks like users will be able to create folders to organize apps on the desktop rather than in the Start menu. The feature could be similar to the app folders available on Android and iOS.

Furthermore, it appears that users would have the option to rename the items like a folder or file on the desktop. As you can see in the screenshot, the desktop includes an app folder called “Social media” that includes access to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit.

Microsoft recently introduced an early preview of folders in the Start menu, and it would be interesting to see if the app folder feature on the desktop ever makes it into Windows 11.

In addition to folders in the Start menu, the company is already planning the release of Windows 11 22H2 with tons of new features and improvements.

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