New Windows Feature Experience Pack update improves screen snipping experience for Beta Channel Insiders

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Microsoft has released today a new Windows Feature Experience Pack update for Windows Insiders in the Beta Channel. This update is now available in Windows Update for Beta Channel Insiders running the 20H2 Build 19042.662 or higher, and it should be faster to install compared to a full-fledged build.

Back in November, the Windows Insider team announced that it would start shipping new Windows 10 features to Beta channel Insiders through Windows Feature Experience Pack updates. This is all about making the process of testing new Windows 10 features more agile, allowing the team to improve certain features and experiences that are now developed independently of Windows 10.

The Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.2020.0, which is now available in Windows Update for Beta Channel Insiders brings minor changes to the Screen snipping experience. The Windows Insider team said that this update should make screen snipping more reliable “especially with apps that access the clipboard often.” Moreover, this update will remove the ability to copy and paste a screen snip directly into a folder in File Explorer as the Windows Insider team needs to fix a bug recently discovered by Windows Insiders.

Microsoft is just getting started with this new process for flighting new features to Beta channels Insiders, and that’s why today’s update brings very minor changes. “Over time, we hope to expand the scope and the frequency of releases in the future. Eventually, these Windows Feature Experience Pack updates will get folded into the already existing servicing process for Windows 10 and delivered to customers that way through Windows Update,” the Windows Insider team said today.