Windows 10 Beta Channel now available for Insiders; here's what you need to know

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Windows 10 Beta Channel now available for Insiders; here's what you need to know

Microsoft announced that the company opened the Beta Channel for Windows Insiders with Windows 10 installed. This will allow them to test new features for Windows 10, version 22H2, with Insiders before releasing them to the public.

In an official blog post, Microsoft wrote:

If you are an Insider on Windows 10 today and want to try out new features for Windows 10 when we have them, we recommend that you join or switch to the Beta Channel. You can do this by going to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program, clicking on the current Insider Channel selection to expand and see the full list of Insider Channels, and choosing Beta Channel.

This means you only need to go to the Update & Security section in the Settings app, then select the Windows Insider Program to choose the Beta Channel.

Furthermore, the Redmond tech giant has divided the information into two parts: one is for the people whose device meets system requirements for Windows 11, and the other is for those whose devices do not meet the requirements. Here is the breakdown:

Windows 10 PC that meets the minimum system requirements for Windows 11:Windows 10 PC does not meet the minimum system requirements for Windows 11:
You will not be upgraded to Windows 11 when you join the Beta channel. The upgrade to Windows 11 will be available as an option, you can choose to upgrade as and when ready
You can switch between Canary or Dev Channels, but doing so will upgrade your PC to the latest Windows 11 build for those channels.You won’t be able to switch to Canary or Dev channels as these channels are for Windows 11 Insider Preview builds only.
If you switch to Canary or Dev Channels, you get a small window to roll back to Windows 10.
However, if you miss the window, you need to perform a clean install of Windows to go back to the Beta Channel.
Windows 10 end of support date, i.e., October 14, 2025, is set. And, joining the Beta Channel on your Windows 10 PC will not change it.

Features in Beta Channel will be rolled out using the  Control Feature Rollout technology. If you want to be one of the first Insiders to get the new features, you can turn on the Get the latest updates as soon as they’re available. You can find it under  Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update

However, if you choose not to enable it, the new features will gradually roll out to your device. Microsoft also said that features and experiences included in the Beta Channel may never be released.

Have you opted for Beta Channel in Windows 10 yet? If so, share your experiences with our readers in the comments section below.

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