Microsoft has released new builds of Windows 11 for Windows Insiders on the beta channel. KB5028247 takes the build to 22621.2048 (without features) and 22631.2048 (with features) and includes new features that have made there way from the dev channel. The version of the OS is now labelled version 23H2 which will be the update that ships later this year.

Gallery in File Explorer

This build has the new Gallery feature first shown on the dev channel. The gallery is your photo collection from OneDrive and is also included in the File Open / Save dialog boxes. It’s an easy way to access your photos collection from your phone or other locations.

Other changes:

[Taskbar & System Tray]

  • After updating to this build, the ability to end task when right-clicking an app on the taskbar may appear, however this feature currently does not work correctly and will be fixed in a future flight in the Beta Channel. The setting for it under Settings > System > For developers also currently does not show.

[File Explorer]

  • We have added the ability to tear out and merge tabs in File Explorer.

[For Developers]

  • We are moving the “For Developers” settings page from Settings > Privacy & security to now be under Settings > System.

Fixes in Build 22631.2048


  • Fixed an issue which could cause the taskbar to hang during initialization and not complete loading.

[File Explorer]

  • Fixed an issue which could lead to explorer.exe crashes when opening a folder containing .WEBP files.
  • Did some work to help address an issue where File Explorer might hang when browsing network shares.


  • Fixed an issue where you might unexpectedly see a suggestion to turn off notifications that you regularly interacted with.


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