It looks like Microsoft is adding 3 features on Windows 11

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  • It looks like Microsoft is already planning big features for Windows 11 ---three of them, to be more specific.
  • This is according to a purported leak that details all three features.
  • It remains unclear when these new features will be added to Windows 11, but the software giant is expected to detail them soon.
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The Windows 11 leak comes from a recent build, and it looks like Microsoft is working hard to improve the operating system.

The first major feature is an addition to dynamic wallpapers that add “stickers” to them. It seems like it will only be available for some wallpapers but has options for adding photos or weather information.

The “tablet mode” hasn’t been updated in quite a long time, and its usability is questionable at best. It’s very likely that Microsoft has been working on an updated version for Windows 11, but the details aren’t clear yet.

New features

The update includes Stickers wallpaper and there is now a new “Sticker” option in the context menu that pops up when you right-click on your desktop for a background image.

When selected, you get a number of different options for adding stickers to your desktop background. It’s not clear if you can add your own stickers, or if they are all built into Windows 11.

There are also some changes coming to tablet mode in Windows 11. It appears Microsoft is going to be making some adjustments that will make it easier to navigate using touch gestures and keyboard shortcuts.

The leak highlights improvements in tablet mode, which is one of the least used features of Windows 11. It looks like there will be an option for hiding it when holding a tablet in portrait mode.

Microsoft is also adding more granular notification options. As part of that, notification priorities are no longer tucked away and are more upfront. You can now set how important a notification is — low, medium or high. The higher the priority, the more likely it is to show up on your lockscreen and other places.

Bonus feature

Windows 11 could be more energy efficient in many ways. Windows 11 will reportedly track how much power is being used by certain apps on your PC and provide recommendations to improve battery life. 

That includes showing you when an app is using a lot of background power, which can help you make better decisions about what apps to use and which to uninstall if you’re trying to save battery life.

If you’re a Windows Insider, you’ve probably heard of the “small, incremental” updates coming to Windows 11. 

The report notes that it’s unknown when these features will be rolling out to everyone, but Microsoft previously indicated in a blog post that there will be features intentionally disabled in Windows Insider builds. 

Microsoft tends to keep Windows 10 builds under tight wraps before it’s time for them to be pushed out via Windows Update. It’s not hard to see why, as a leak could reveal all kinds of features that are still in the early stages of development. 

Most of the time, we get to see these features when they are ready to be tested by Windows Insiders, but this isn’t always the case.

For now, we can only wait for the official release and get to interact with the new features.

What features are you excited about to roll out? Let us know in the comment section below.