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Cortana will be moved to the Action Center on Windows 10

Cortana will be moved to the Action Center on Windows 10

Microsoft is working on a new Cortana experience for Windows 10

Since its introduction a few years ago in Windows Phone 8.1, Cortana has evolved from a voice control and web search assistant to a more capable tool that handles notifications, gives suggestions, and more.

Currently, Cortana is integrated into the Windows search, and although it often pops up as a notification, Microsoft is planning a major overhaul of Cortana, according to sources of Windows Central.

The report shed some lights on Microsoft’s plans for Cortana for the next year or two. We learn that the next updates for Windows 10 will separate Windows Search and Cortana, and the virtual assistant will be integrated into the Action Center where she will have a new chat-based UI. Cortana may completely dominate the Action Center after the Redstone 5 update for Windows 10, as the Quick Actions may be moving out of the Action Center which could be rebranded after the change. As Cortana’s entry point will be moved to the Action Center, users will be able to interact with the assistant as they type in the new chat-UI. Voice commands will still be supported if people prefer to speak to their PCs.

Keep in mind that these are preliminary plans, and as always, they could change in the coming months. But it appears that Microsoft is not giving up on Cortana anytime soon.

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