Microsoft has new builds of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the beta channel. KB5026447 takes the builds to 22621.1690 (no features) and 22624.1690 (with features).

This time there is a new Facebook widget available (which is also available to the dev and canary channels), and there is a selection of fixes:

Changes and Improvements in Build 22621.1690 & Build 22624.1690


  • We are trying out providing alerts under Settings > Accounts advising users to add a recovery email address or phone number to their Microsoft account to ensure they never lose access to their account.

[Start menu]

  • We are trying out a small change with some Windows Insiders where the “Recommended” section of the Start menu is changed to “For you”. Let us know what you think in Feedback Hub if you see this change.

Fixes in Build 22624.1690


  • Made another fix for the underlying crash impacting the ability to launch the touch keyboard / PIN entry on the login screen.


  • Fixed another 2FA code pattern which wasn’t being recognized. If you see any others, please file feedback!

[Task Manager]

  • Did some work to help address an issue which was causing random processes to sometimes get grouped under Microsoft Edge even though they weren’t related.
  • Fixed an issue impacting Task Manager reliability.
  • The search icon should be easier to see now when using a contrast theme.
  • Made the navigation pane a bit narrower. As part of this change, when necessary, the text will be wrapped now.
  • The creation of live kernel memory dump file submenu has access keys now.
  • Pressing enter when keyboard focus is on one of the sections (like Memory) in the Performance page should now actually switch sections.
  • Resizing Task Manager from the top of the window should work now.

Known issues

[Search on the Taskbar]

  • If you have the Bing button in the search box on the taskbar and you restart your computer, you may see the daily rotating search highlight for some time before getting the Bing button back.


  • When you launch the widgets board for the first time, you may see momentarily placeholders of the widgets/feed cards of the old 2-column layout even if your device supports 3-columns.


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