Microsoft officially announces Windows Recall, coming later this year on Copilot + PC devices

Forget AI Explorer! Welcome, Windows Recall!

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Microsoft Windows Recall

Microsoft announced Windows Recall, which is quite similar to the popular AI Explorer, which has been teased out for a while now. The tool can see everything you’re doing on your device and assist you when you need it, and you can interact with it using natural language.

Say you want to search for an older picture: the Windows Recall will do that for you, and you only need to tell it. According to the official announcement, Windows Recall is a local AI, and it watches you permanently by recording everything you do on Windows.

Nothing recorded is sent to the cloud, so users won’t need to worry. The tool is also able to find for you certain things that you looked for a few days ago, but forgotten how they’re called, yet you can describe them. For Windows Recall that is enough.

Recall leverages your personal semantic index, built and stored entirely on your device. Your snapshots are yours; they stay locally on your PC. You can delete individual snapshots, adjust and delete ranges of time in Settings, or pause at any point right from the icon in the System Tray on your Taskbar. You can also filter apps and websites from ever being saved. You are always in control with privacy you can trust.


This means you won’t have to worry about Windows Recall sending sensitive information to Microsoft. As it will occupy space on your device, you’ll be able to choose to delete snapshots and customize them, as you want.

For now, Windows Recall is exclusive to Copilot + PC devices, which are a new kind of PC introduced earlier by Microsoft, and the first such devices will be shipped to consumers starting next month, in June.

Microsoft has developed Windows Recall to allow you to scroll back in time, to find specific files, and the is made out of 40 different AI models and it can help and guide you through almost everything on Windows, even editing images in the Photos App.

What do you think about this new technology coming to Windows? Are you going to use it or not?

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