Windows 11 getting new touch gestures, Start menu folders and more

Microsoft is all set to bring a ton of new features to Windows 11. The new features include a fresh Start menu with folders, new touch gestures, a redesigned Task manager and more. As per The Verge, a new build of Windows 11 is available to testers today, and it's full of new features that look like they will significantly improve the usability of Windows 11 overall. 

The new Start menu folders will allow Windows 11 users to customise the pinned section of the Start menu into folders. You drag an app on top of another to create a folder, and you can rearrange apps within folders and remove them. The ability to rename folders is coming in future test builds. If you've always been a fan of the gestures in Windows 8, Microsoft is bringing five new touch gestures to Windows 11 soon that will make using tablets a little easier. The first is the ability to swipe up on the taskbar to bring up the Start menu and swipe down to dismiss it again. 

The third new touch gesture lets you swipe from the bottom right of the taskbar to show the Quick Settings menu -- useful if you need to toggle airplane mode quickly or access Bluetooth settings. 
The animations for bringing up the Notification Center have also been improved, and there's a new full-screen gripper in touch-oriented apps that will stop you accidentally swiping from the edges of a tablet screen. Microsoft also said that rotating your device between portrait and landscape orientation is getting "snapper" and "more responsive."

Microsoft's new Snap Layouts feature in Windows 11 is also getting improved, allowing you to drag an app to the top of a window and reveal all the layouts you can use. 
Meta drops 'news' from Facebook's News Feed, adds 3-D features  
Social media giant Facebook App's official Twitter handle on Tuesday announced that the News Feed is being rebranded to just 'Feed'. In an email sent to The Verge, Facebook explained that this is "just a name changes to better reflect the diverse content people see on their Feeds," and that it shouldn't "impact the app experience more broadly." Facebook is one of the most popular social network apps used in the world with about 2.89 billion monthly active users as of this month, GSM Arena reported. The sheer size of the company means that conflict is inevitable. 

In recent months, Meta has faced scrutiny about its platform affecting teens' mental health, and most recently it faced pressure from the European Union due to the way it handled its European user's data. But keeping their fans updated, Meta has added a few customizations to its 3D avatars feature for Facebook, Messenger, and DMs on Instagram. 

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