Windows 11 Start Menu Gets New Feature in the Latest Preview Build

Microsoft’s most recent Windows 11 preview build comes with additional polishing for the Start menu, as the company is trying to further improve the experience with this essential feature of the operating system.

In fact, the Start menu has been a key focus since the Windows 11 makeover, and thanks to the latest preview build shipped by Microsoft in the Dev channel of the Windows Insider program, users are now getting access to new badging models on the user profile.

Needless to say, Microsoft is still experimenting at this point, so insiders are going to see different implementations.

This is a sign that the company hasn’t yet selected the final treatment that it wants to use for the Start menu, so the tests on this front would continue.

Back in October with Build 25227, we started trying out a small change to the Start menu where some Insiders saw badging on their user profile notifying them that certain actions need to be taken.

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Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 11 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.