Windows 11 Build 23506 Update Comes new emojis

We’re reviewing Windows 11 Build 23506 in the Dev Channel. This release alters everything, including enterprises. Microsoft is piloting a Windows Hello-powered passwordless experience for enterprises, giving customers a passwordless future.

In Windows 11 Build 23506, companies get the first new security feature, but consumers get one. Windows software like Notepad may display “unsafe password copy and pastes alert” dialogues when you paste credentials.

Microsoft Defender’s Enhanced Phishing Protection upgrade adds this security feature to Windows 11 in version 22H2. However, only typing the password in Notepad, WordPad, or comparable programs works. Windows 11 23H2 adds “copy and paste” notifications.

Windows 11 Build 23506 Update Comes new emojis


As shown in the screenshot below from the build running on our device, the toggle to turn on the security feature will appear under App & Browser control > Reputation-based protection > Phishing protection.

Microsoft also tests a new share window design. The new interface matches Windows 11 and lets you email files directly from Outlook. Users who emailed themselves previously launched Outlook and manually attached the file.

Right-clicking on any file and selecting Outlook under “Share using” in the new share box lets you send it to your email.

Instead of the “Share” button at the bottom of the context menu, the share icon button is now in the right-click menu.

Today’s preview release improves Outlook integration and allows Outlook contact search. Windows 11’s share window suggests 8-10 contacts so you may quickly click and share the file with the email.

Wi-Fi Direct in Windows 11 speeds up file transfers between PCs.

Build 23506 brings new OOBE and emojis to Windows 11

Microsoft is testing a new OOBE (“out of box experience”). There are several variants of the new experience, with one featuring a new ‘Development Intent’ within the ‘Let’s Customize Your Experience’ page. Selecting this box will automatically show Windows 11’s new Dev Home.

Another new addition, ‘Restore’, will restore your device from a previous backup, similar to how you set up your Android phone or iPhone OOBE.

As you can see in the above screenshot, Windows 11 Build 23506 comes with several new 3D emojis using font format COLRv1.

We tested the new build on one of our devices, and it can display richer emoji with a 3D-like appearance, which uses gradients and aims to bring emojis to life.

Windows 11 Build 23506 Update Comes new emojis

There are also improvements to Local File Sharing. The improvements include changes to various things:

  • Redesigned Windows share window to better match the Windows 11 design principles.
  • Everyone will now be able to email their files through Outlook directly within the Windows share window. Just click on the Outlook icon under the “Share using” section of the Windows share window.
  • The Windows share window now has a search box so you can now search for contacts across Outlook to share a file and the Windows share window will now display 8-10 suggested contacts to quickly share to – including emailing yourself a file.
  • Instead of a dropdown, you will see a button to turn on nearby sharing.
  • For nearby sharing, you will find your own PCs at the top of discovered devices under “Nearby Share”.
  • Files will share faster from one PC to another using Wi-Fi Direct.
  • And Microsoft added “Share” to the context menu in File Explorer in addition to having the share icon at the top of the context menu.

The new Outlook app for Windows is now an Inbox app where you can connect work and personal emails, calendars, and contacts in one secure place. There are many other changes and improvements that you can check below.

Changes and Improvements

[Windows Copilot]

  • The Windows Copilot Preview, which began rolling out with Build 23493, is now available to all Windows Insiders in the Dev Channel. Insiders may need to reboot to have it show up.


  • With the update of our color font format to COLRv1, Windows is now able to display richer emoji with a 3D-like appearance with support coming soon to some apps and browsers. These emoji use gradients to bring the design style that our customers have been asking for. The new emoji will bring more expression to your communications.

[Voice Access]

  • Voice access is now available via the accessibility flyout on the Lock screen.

[Backup and Restore]

  • In addition to the new Windows Backup app, now you can configure your backup preferences in second-chance out of box experience (SCOOBE), so your apps, settings, creds, and files are backed up in the cloud just the way you want them. You’ll have peace of mind knowing the data you care about is protected and ready for you to restore from any PC.


  • We have temporarily disabled the new Settings homepage that began rolling out with Build 23493 due to a bug that could cause some instability on Insider’s PCs. We plan to re-enable and roll this back out once that bug is fixed in a future flight.
  • We’ve added 2 additional energy recommendations under Settings > System > Power & battery > Energy recommendations for turning on dark mode and adjusting the refresh rate to conserve energy.

There are a bunch of bug fixes and known issues that you can check here.

If you are an Insider in the Dev channel in Insider Preview Program and running on Windows 11 version 22H2, then you’ll receive the new Dev preview build. You can simply head over to Settings > Windows Update > click on Check for Updates. You can simply download the update on your PC.

How to install Windows 11 Build 23506

Build 23506 is part of the Windows Insider Program, and most of the changes should arrive in the production channel later this year. However, if you can’t wait or have a virtual machine ready, you can install the update by following these steps:

  1. Join the Dev Channel of the Windows Insiders Program.
  2. Open Settings and go to Windows Updates.
  3. Click “Check for updates“.
  4. Select “Download & Install”.
  5. Click on “Restart now”.

Remember, if you plan to return to the production channel, you must reinstall Windows 11 using an ISO or Media Creation Tool.



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