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Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.168 is here for Insiders in the Dev and Beta Channels

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What you need to know

  • The new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build is here for those in the Dev and Beta channels.
  • It's 22000.168.
  • Fixes, a new widget, and language support are contained in the new build.

A new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build is here. It's build 22000.168, and it's primarily packing fixes, though it also contains a few surprises by way of a new widget and enhanced language support for Chat with Microsoft Teams. Here's the update list, courtesy of Microsoft:

  • We are delighted to announce Chat with Microsoft Teams now supports multiple languages. Starting today, you can use Chat app either with OS language setting and/or independent Teams Language setting. [...]
  • We're introducing the new Microsoft 365 Widget! This widget brings relevant documents, news and meeting recordings (with more to come!) to enterprise users. This widget will only be available if you are signed in with your AAD account on your PC running Windows 11. [...] To check it out just open widgets and click the "Add Widgets" button and select the Microsoft 365 Widget. We hope you love it!

In terms of fixes for existing problems, the "Search getting into a state where it wasn't possible to launch apps from the results" bug has been fixed for pen-enabled devices, crashing the settings Search box via certain phrases has been addressed, as have a Family widget message issue and two Chat problems.

You can see the full lineup of fixes, additions, and news over at Microsoft's site, including a lengthy list of all the languages that are now in the Chat app. Microsoft's blog post on the new build also outlines many issues the company is aware of and plans to address in the future.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

7 Comments
  • Waiting for the android stuff...
  • Yes please! I am also anxious to test
  • Literally nothing I feedbacked even got mentioned, I'm not talking fixed. Not even an acknowledgement of bugged battery status and edit quick settings.
  • Literally the majority of feedback hasn't been addressed. It's crazy how it's getting closer to release and there have barely been any new builds since the announcement. There's so much feedback on the new Start and taskbar limitations. This will probably join the Windows 8 curse again, especially since they're repeating the exact same mistakes as before.
  • Hey, as long as the xbox gamers are happy, why bother making things functional? Just make it pretty. MS will start talking about Windows 12 in two years when the uptake fizzles. Win12 feels like home (sob). #gamechanger_in_their_dreams.
  • I've been running Windows 11 since the leaked build on my Surface Pro 7. My benchmarks crashed through 22000.160. Then I installed .168 and immediately noticed the increase in speed. I ran both Geekbench and Cinebench and I'm very pleased with the results. They are near - but not quite equal to - the results I'd always received running Windows 10. It's getting there, folks.
  • So I have an unsupported laptop but Microsoft installed Windows 11 through Windows Update. So now what do I do?