Microsoft delays Windows Recall on Copilot+ PCs; it might come out later this year

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Windows Recall delay

In possibly one of the most unexpected recent developments, Microsoft has chosen to delay launching the Recall feature for Windows 11 Copilot+ PCs.

This long-awaited characteristic was originally planned to be introduced on June 18th, and its arrival would have changed how we use our PCs tremendously because it can take screenshots of what’s happening on your screen at any time you want so that later when needed or searching for something in particular, users are able to find past information with ease.

No fresh release date has been mentioned – this news certainly catches attention!

The cause of the Windows Recall delay? Security. It seems that the initial enthusiasm was rapidly replaced by worries from security professionals all over the internet. They sounded the alarm, cautioning that the Recall could be a source of vulnerability for hackers who might gain entry and access users’ private data.

Microsoft has carefully considered these warnings. They reasoned it is wise to first test Recall with a small group of Windows Insiders before making it available to everyone else.

We are adjusting the release model for Recall to leverage the expertise of the Windows Insider community to ensure the experience meets our high standards for quality and security. This decision is rooted in our commitment to providing a trusted, secure and robust experience for all customers and to seek additional feedback prior to making the feature available to all Copilot+ PC users.


This choice of delay is not made without thought. In Microsoft’s blog post update, they reveal their strategy to use the knowledge of the Windows Insiders community to ensure that Recall meets their demanding requirements in terms of quality and safety.

It shows Microsoft’s dedication to giving all customers a reliable, secure, and strong experience. They need thorough feedback to improve Recall, not just a temporary solution.

Additionally, Microsoft is testing and adding more security features for Recall content. The “just in time” decryption is protected by Windows Hello Enhanced Sign-in Security (ESS).

This implies that Recall snapshots will be decrypted and reachable only after the user authenticates themselves, thus providing an additional layer of safety.

Though the delay might not be satisfying for individuals waiting excitedly for Recall to come out, it shows Microsoft’s focus on security. The creation of Copilot+ PCs, Recall and Windows is still under the watchful eye of their Secure Future Initiative (SFI).

Therefore, when Recall finally becomes available in the future, it will demonstrate itself as a strong tool that provides users with safety.

Now, it’s your turn to share. Do you agree with Microsoft’s decision to delay the Recall feature? Were you also excited about trying it as soon as possible, or did you see potential problems? Let me know in the comments section.

And don’t forget, Copilot+ PCs will still be coming to stores on June 18th, but they won’t have Recall yet. We hope Microsoft will make this wait worthwhile because they usually deliver good things.

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