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The new Windows build improves the emoji panel and brings other new features

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Humans are really visual creatures, so it comes as no surprise that we use any visual queue we can. Emojis, for example, are a true case of success, completely spreading like wildfire throughout most devices and operating systems, especially after Apple introduced them into the iPhones. As expected, Windows does not want to miss this.

Now that 2018 is almost over, Microsoft has just launched the Windows 10 18305 build, which features improvements on the system’s emoji panel, with the addition of kaomoji and other symbols. With this, users will be able to easily add not only an emoji, but also kaomoji (Japanese for “face characters”) such as the widely popular ¯‍\‍_‍(‍ツ‍)‍_‍/‍¯ shrug, and other symbols too.

Windows Sandbox

One other interesting aspect of this build is the inclusion of the Windows Sandbox, which allows users to run any software they want on a disposable virtual machine. This makes it possible to test apps and software in a secure environment, without the risk of infecting and/or damaging the entire system.

Windows Sandbox runs on a mix of hypervisor and container technologies, providing end-users with a secure and isolated way to run untrusted applications.

Other improvements and novelties of this build are, among others:

  • new sign-in options (Active Directory machines can directly login now, for example);
  • user-friendly date filtering options on Windows Explorer (for example, looking files modified “a few moments ago”);
  • visual enhancements;
  • improvements on the Settings app.

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