Windows Spotlight returns for Pro users of Windows 10 build 10547

For those using Windows 10 build 10547 as part of the Insider program, there is an extra bonus for those with a Pro license of the OS. Microsoft Spotlight is finally back for those with the Pro SKU of the operating system letting them cycle through and vote on various Bing images for their lock screen.

Microsoft Spotlight is something we have covered before including how to use it. However, as we noted although early Insiders had it prior to the 10240 RTM build, it disappeared from those with a Pro SKU once officially released. No indication was given as to why or whether it would return.

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Since last night, however, we have had numerous tips from users that they can now select Windows Spotlight under Settings > Personalization > Lock screen > Background. Home users of Windows 10 have already had this and nothing changes for them, but it is great to see those with Pro get in on the action.

Hands-on with Windows 10 build 10547's three new features!

Windows Spotlight changes the lock screen wallpaper for users automatically every 24-hours. Additionally, there is a like / don't like option in the upper right-hand corner. Your votes help shape the types of images Microsoft delivers, and it is a clever and fun way to add some spark to your PC.

Thanks, Dylan C., Evan G., Sarang, and Kenice N., for the tips!

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • Swipe left you don't like and swipe right if you like should be introduced in later version. JK
  • What if you accidentally swipe?
  • Ms would consider you have mixed emotions :)
  • Niceeeee
  • Nice feature, but I have disabled the lock screen so I go straight to the login screen
  • You just be a wizard!
  • How did you do that?
  • If you're using Pro version it can be done in Group policy editor, otherwise there's a registry edit that will do it, Google for 'disable Windows 10 lock screen'
  • @Brian2014:
    Are you ducking serious, bro? Google to find something Microsoft, really?
  • Yeah why not, I have Windows 10 PC and a Samsung Android phone, problem? Posted via the Windows Central App for Android
  • Dan, don't you have weekend?
  • Evidently, no :/
  • Boozing on the job then lol
  • Personally I think this is pointless, but I guess it works for some. Viva la choice! W10 is shaping up nicely.
  • I think it's great, they really do deliver some excellent looking images.
  • I wish we had this on mobile too, without the bing logo.
  • We do, settings, system, lock screen, Bing.
  • Yeah my dad had it on his PC and the images are awesome. I didn't have it on mine and was getting jealous :) Glad its back!
  • What's the point of this feature, to show ads on the lockscreen?
  • Whuh? It changes out your lockscreen wallpaper with some nice from nature, architecture, science, or art. You simply vote on what you like and it the service 'learns' your tastes. It's quite awesome. Where did you get ads?
  • I thought I was able to set my background image to the daily Bing image. Must have dreamt it because this does not seem possible without the nasty Bing bar installed. Would seem an obvious thing to integrate into the OS.
  • @Daniel Rubino:
    Nice? Certainly. But still far from enough: How about animated lockscreens (some Bing images of the day are animated, after all) and actionable notifications, at least on mobile?
  • Actionable material on a lock screen??? Give that 5 minutes until you're bitching about "not receiving" accidentally dismissed notifications or pocket messaging people. Come on now, let's use our critical thinking skills.
  • @pentecost:
    Seems the good folks at Android thinking skills work just fine.
    As do Androids actionable lockscreen notifications.
  • I'd like that for the desktop background as well...
  • I agree... I hate having to download Bing Desktop to get the beautiful wallpapers for my desktop. Spotlight should also be used to update the desktop and start screen backgrounds.
  • Still didn't get the new build on Fast ring, waiting..
  • I'd like to be able to set it to Bing instead so it matches my phone. I know you can use apps for that, but it's extra hassle and sometimes reverts to another background for me.
  • Every time I see the Dell for the article cover picture. Love at first sight!!! Posted via.........deez nutz!!!!!!
  • Good news. I loved that feature.
  • it's really a cool feature . this type of feature attract customer towards windows. by the way doing all  this type  of experiment make  android  king in mobile phone market so guyss first of all try the new feature and enjoyy it .. give some positive feedback to developer so that they do something well for windows platform also in future. 
  • Please bring this to mobile as well. Love it!
  • Settings, system, lock screen, Bing. Close enough.
  • This could be the first step in being able to use your own wallpaper/s as a background, time will tell...
  • Dont have it. Am currently on build 10547.
  • I am doing it since day 0 with the application Amazing Lock screen. That is the bing image of the day just used as lockscreen. Very nice indeed.
  • What about ENT versions?