Microsoft publishes changelog detailing new features in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

Microsoft published a changelog in which the manufacturer highlighted the new features available in Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1. With the update rolling out to users on WP 8.1 Preview for Developers, Microsoft has seen fit to showcase the new functionality available in the update.

Here's the official changelog:

  • Folders: Folders let you organize your Start screen the way you want. Just push one Tile on top of another one to create a folder and get going.
  • Messaging: Combine multiple text messages into one, and then forward them to someone else.
  • Selection: With improved selection, you can now delete multiple calls, messages, or contacts.
  • Apps Corner: Apps Corner lets you specify apps other people can use on a Windows Phone. Great for individuals and any-sized organizations who want to provide only the essential apps for others to use for work, school, or any other reason.
  • Alarms: Now you can customize the snooze time for an alarm, and then enjoy a little more shuteye for the time you want.
  • Accessory apps: Use accessory apps to get notifications from your phone on your smart watch, active phone cover, fitness tracker, or other kinds of accessories.
  • Internet sharing: Now you can share your cellular data connection over Bluetooth, so you can get an Internet connection on more kinds of devices.
  • VPN: VPN now supports L2TP, which lets you connect to more VPN services. Whether you connect to a VPN for work or personal use, you can do it on your Windows Phone.
  • Narrator: Narrator now has touch typing and a way for you to turn off hints for controls and buttons if you don't want them read aloud. Some other improvements to Narrator help you unlock your phone a little more quickly, find and use the Back, Start, and Search buttons more easily, and tell you when your phone screen is on or off.

As always, stay tuned to Windows Phone Central for more information on when the update will be available in your region.

What feature are you most excited about?

Source: Microsoft

Thanks Marco for the tip!

Harish Jonnalagadda
Senior Editor - Asia

Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.