Microsoft Windows 10 October 2018 Update Now Available

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The Redmond, a Washington-headquartered company, Microsoft, at a launch event in New York, released the newest feature update for Windows 10 operating system alongside a plethora of hardware products.

Following five previous major updates such as November Update, Anniversary Update, Creators Update, Fall Creators Update, and the April 2018 Update, the October 2018 update was announced by Microsoft at IFA in August. While the latest Windows 10 update does not bring a revamped interface, it does offer a number of new features.

The latest iteration of Microsoft’s ubiquitous operating system comes with a bunch of new features, including a new snipping experience, a dark theme for File Explorer, a cloud-powered clipboard, and new web sign-in and fast sign-in. Additionally, the Your Phone app will let you text on your Android phone using your computer, and see the photos you took with your phone on your PC. If you install the Microsoft Launcher on your Android device, you are now able to access your Timeline – the new way to keep track of what you’re working on and when, which debuted with the April update of Windows 10.

Microsoft has also introduced a Snip & Sketch app, a more versatile screengrab function that lets you set a timer, draw on your images or crop to different shapes. For its Edge browser, Microsoft in the Windows 10 update has added an offline dictionary, grammar tools, and learning tools in its reading view, and Line Focus. Besides that, the company has introduced a Windows Mixed Reality flashlight feature too, alongside revamped AI inking and 3D features for Microsoft Office. Additionally, SwiftKey is now available on the touch keyboard.

Then there’s a Windows Mixed Reality flashlight feature built in too, and revamped AI inking and 3D features for Office. Finally, Microsoft-owned Swiftkey is available on the touch keyboard. For now, the app mirroring feature is available in the mirroring of the stock Android messaging and photos apps and the mirroring of web pages using Microsoft Edge on iPhone. A more full-featured Android app support will be coming at a later date.

If you are on an actively serviced version of Windows 10 and want to install the Windows 10 October 2018 Update now, you will have to manually check for updates. You will have to go to the Search box in the taskbar and type ‘Check for updates’. Here, you will have to click on Check for updates to begin the download and installation process.