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Inbox apps in Windows 10 to get their own previews irrespective of Insider status

You can now opt-in to test previews of individual Windows 10 apps. (Source: Windows Central)
You can now opt-in to test previews of individual Windows 10 apps. (Source: Windows Central)
Microsoft has started testing previews for Windows 10 inbox apps such as Windows Camera, Photos, Alarm and Clock etc. Users can opt in to these previews irrespective of their current Insider status.

Starting this week, Microsoft will be allowing users to test preview versions of inbox apps such as Camera, Photos, Alarm and Clock, Feedback Hub, Tips, Mail and Calendar, and many more. The preview program is being branded as Windows App Preview and can be joined by anyone irrespective of their insider status. 

Currently, preview releases of apps are usually released for Fast Ring Insiders and then cascaded to the Slow Ring followed by the Release Preview Ring and finally to Production builds. By opening up the inbox apps for preview, Microsoft aims to address that demographic, which prefers a stable OS base but is open to trying out new app features. It not clear at this point what sort of feature parity will be there between Windows App Previews and the previews released for Insiders as the latter often incorporate new API functionality usually found in newer OS builds. 

Opting in to Windows App Previews is completely optional. App previews should enable Microsoft to gather more feedback and it is less risky for the user too. Microsoft is expected to share new information about this in a blog post soon and we'll update this article as soon as the post is live.

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-02-13 (Update: 2018-02-13)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.