Microsoft has revealed that Windows 12 will not launch this year and will instead roll out a massive Windows 11 update. Apart from this, Microsoft continues to roll out upgrades for its many apps and this time, Notepad and the Snipping tool should get some interesting features with the next Windows 11 update. The Notepad app should get an AI boost with Microsoft’s Copilot. It is reported that the new features were seen in the Dev and Canary channels, where all new features of these apps are tested. Learn more about what AI integration with Notepad can do and what new features will be added to the Snipping tool.
New Notepad and Snipping Tool features in Windows 11
According to Microsoft’s blog post, Windows 11’s Notepad app will be integrated with Microsoft AI tool, Copilot. It will be available in the form of “Explain with Copilot”, which can “explain log files, code segments or any selected content directly from Notepad”. To activate the AI tool, users need to select the text and press the right mouse button or use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + E” and then select the Copilot feature. This feature is currently only available to testers in the Windows Insider channels in Notepad build 11.2401.25.0.
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On the other hand, Windows 11’s Snipping Tool is also getting a new feature that will allow users to “add shapes to captures.” With this feature, users will be able to add a variety of shapes to mark screenshots, such as rectangles, ovals, lines, and arrows. This feature will be available in the app toolbar from where users can select the desired shape. Microsoft said users can easily: “Click and drag anywhere on your image to draw a new shape.” You can resize, move, or change the color of your shape before clicking. If you want to remove the shapes, you can simply use the undo feature or use the Eraser tool.
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