Microsoft Windows and Surface chief Panos Panay is on a mission this week to tease new features coming to Windows 11. After previewing the new Snipping Tool earlier this week, Panay is now talking about a new feature. Specifically, Focus Sessions, which will arrive in preview soon.
Focus Sessions are built into the Windows 11 Alarms and Clock application. Panos explains the tool allow users to focus on productivity and get work done without any distractions. By setting a task and how much time to dedicate to it, the Focus Session is set up.
It will put your work front and center and set an alarm according to your schedule. Think of this as adding some elements of notifications and Microsoft To-Do into a new feature. In fact, I do not know why this is coming to the Clocks app and not To Do.
Either way, one cool ability of Focus Sessions is users can set up their Spotify playlist directly within the Clocks app. We will have to wait until the feature arrives in preview to see its full capabilities.
Another first look from the team…#FocusSessions on #Windows11 coming soon. This has been a game-changer for me, especially with @Spotify integration #Productivity #Creativity #WindowsInsiders pic.twitter.com/HfJh4niDiS
— Panos Panay (@panos_panay) August 5, 2021
As we reported yesterday, Panay has also been teasing the new Snipping Tool this week. Taking to his Twitter account, an enthusiastic Panay provides a “first look” at the tool. He also said it should be coming to Windows 11 preview builds on the Insider soon.
It seems many of the Snip & Sketch features will make their way to Windows 11, although the service will once again be known as the Snipping Tool.
Windows 11 is currently in preview and will be launching during this fall.
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