Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132 with new Snipping Tool, Calculator and Mail and Calendar apps
Microsoft has returned to releasing new Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds weekly, having left a two-week gap between Build 22000.100 and 22000.120. Build 22000.132 is available on the Dev and Beta channels, although Microsoft has introduced more changes in the Dev version than the Beta equivalent. While Chat from Microsoft Teams has moved to the Beta Channel, Microsoft has confined most of the new features to this week's Dev build.
Specifically, Build 22000.132 on the Dev channel includes the new Snipping Tool, along with updated Calculator and Mail and Calendar apps. In truth, the Snipping Tool combines Snip & Sketch with the menu from the old Snipping Tool. If you use WIN + SHIFT + S to take a screenshot, then you will not necessarily notice a difference between the new Snipping Tool and Snip & Sketch. Taking a screenshot with the keyboard shortcut still triggers a notification flyout, for instance, so the user experience has not changed in this regard.
However, the new Snipping Tool needs some polishing, in our opinion. Currently, the new tool minimises itself when taking a screenshot, forcing you to open it from the Taskbar or in Task View. The Snipping Tool observes Windows 11's Light and Dark themes, but Snip & Sketch already did this. Similarly, Microsoft has given the Calculator and Mail and Calendar apps minor visual refreshes, as you can see from the screenshots below.
Build 22000.132 contains only seven fixes too spanning Search, Widgets and Windows Sandbox. The 'location in use indicator' should now appear in the Taskbar consistently, for reference. As always, Windows 11 Insider Preview Builds contain numerous known issues, which we would recommend reading before upgrading your machine. You can do so in Microsoft's latest Windows Insider Blog post.