Microsoft’s latest Copilot AI assistant, a flagship feature of the recently released Windows 11 23H2 version, is projected to make its way to Windows 10, according to Windows Central’s Zac Bowden. The large user base of Windows 10, with approximately 1 billion devices, offers a significant opportunity to introduce the AI assistant to a wider audience.
Sources close to Bowden revealed that Microsoft plans to bring the Copilot to Windows 10 in an upcoming update. Similar to Windows 11, this update will include a Copilot button on the Windows 10 taskbar, allowing users to access the same Copilot sidebar experience found on Windows 11.
Currently available in select markets, Copilot works as a pinned Edge tab that provides Bing chat access and interacts with Windows settings through built-in plugins. Microsoft is also planning to introduce support for third-party plugins, which may incentivize developers to create more plugins if Copilot becomes available on Windows 10.
Previously thought to be the final version of Windows 10, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 version 22H2 would be supported until October 2025. However, Bowden reported that Microsoft is now considering adding new features and services to Windows 10, with Copilot being just one of several features the company plans to backport to the older OS. Additionally, internal discussions are underway regarding extending Windows 10’s end-of-support date beyond 2025, though no final decisions have been made yet.