Microsoft has confirmed that the “My People” contact integration feature is now being tested with the latest Windows 10 preview. The company was actually supposed to release this feature with the Windows 10 Creators Update but it decided to delay its release for reasons not shared publicly. However, now that it has released this feature to preview users, we know for sure that it will be included in the next feature release update for Windows 10.
Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 16184 for PC has now been released to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. It brings the My People feature which enables you to pin contacts to the taskbar.
The feature is going to make it very easy to keep in touch with the contacts that you interact with frequently. Currently, only three contacts can be pinned to the taskbar. The feature will provide access to chat apps and conversations quickly from the taskbar.
Users will thus be able to view multiple communication apps together which will be filtered to each person on the taskbar. They can then choose the app that they want to use to chat with that person and Windows 10 will remember that selection for the next time.
This feature can be used by those who have installed the latest preview on their machines. They also have to ensure that they are running the latest version of the Skype, Mail, and People apps. They can then activate the feature by clicking on the People icon in the taskbar.
Microsoft is likely going to release this feature to everyone in the next major update for Windows 10 that’s due this September.