Windows 11 build 22499 lets you share apps from Taskbar to Teams

Windows 11 Build

Did anybody call for synergy? Because that’s exactly what you are getting in the newly released Windows 11 build 22499 that adds the ability to share open apps directly into Teams call.

And, oh, there are the usual bug fixes, as well as ISO download option for those who want in clean.

You can get a full lowdown of all that is worth your consideration in the official announcement post for build 22499 that is now available in the Dev channel for Insiders.

Getting down to what’s new in this version, the most prominent highlight is the ability to quickly share open app windows on the Taskbar directly with calls in Microsoft Teams.

Build 22499 Teams Share

Simply hovering over the apps running on your Taskbar displays a new button that allows you to share your window with your meeting attendees. When done sharing, you can hover over that window and either click Stop Sharing or choose another window to share.

As you would have expected, this is a fully baked feature. Meaning, other communication platforms can also add this capability to their apps.

And as is the norm for new features, not everyone will see this new addition right away. Microsoft has only made this option available to a subset of Insiders with Microsoft Teams for work or school installed. But this feature will be ramped up over time.

Speaking of work or school, the Clock app now supports signing n with the Microsoft work and school accounts. Perfect for the focus sessions feature in that one.

The build also brings along a long list of fixes, all of which are welcome. These fixes will be released for the publicly available version of Windows 11 down the road, but there is no timeline for when that happens.

You can glean the fixes and known issues in this build at the link above.

Oh, and just for the record, Microsoft also took the opportunity to announce that they are beginning to rollout the “Shipped Windows 11” badges to Insiders in the Feedback Hub.