Microsoft has recently announced the release of Windows 11 Insider build 22635.2483 for Beta Channel testers. This marks the second build for the Beta Channel since Microsoft decided to unify all Insiders on this channel, regardless of whether they receive new features turned on or off by default.
Now, all Insiders on the Beta Channel will receive the same build. However, the availability of new features will depend on the toggle to “get the latest updates as soon as they’re available” in Windows Update. Microsoft will gradually roll out new features to Insiders, but in some cases, they will make these features available to all Beta Channel Insiders.
It is worth noting that the Windows Insider team clarified that going forward, they will document changes in Beta Channel builds in two categories: new features, improvements, and fixes that are gradually rolled out for Insiders who have enabled the toggle for immediate updates, and new features, improvements, and fixes that are available to everyone in the Beta Channel.
In the latest build 22635.2483, there are two changes that are currently rolling out to all Beta Channel Insiders. First, Microsoft is disabling the new 3D emoji introduced in build 22631.2265 to address some bugs. However, they plan to reintroduce the new emoji in a future flight.
The second change specifically impacts Insiders in Europe. In this region, Windows 11 features will now require consent to share data between Windows and other signed-in Microsoft services. If consent is declined, certain features like file recommendations in the Recommended section of the Start Menu will be unavailable.
To experience these changes firsthand, users must enable the toggle for receiving the latest updates in Settings > Windows Update. If the toggle is off, new features will be gradually rolled out to the device over time, once they are deemed ready by the Windows Insider team.