Exploring Copilot in Windows 11: A Comprehensive Guide

Microsoft introduced several innovative features in Windows 11 aimed at enhancing user productivity and accessibility. One such feature is Copilot, a powerful AI-powered assistant using OpenAI’s ChatGPT, designed to streamline your computing experience. In this blog post, we’ll delve into what Copilot is, how to enable it, and explore its various functionalities and customization options.

Using Windows 11 Copilot

What is Copilot?

Copilot is an intelligent assistant built into Windows 11 that provides personalized suggestions, prompts, and shortcuts to help users navigate their devices more efficiently. It leverages machine learning algorithms to understand user behavior and preferences, offering contextually relevant assistance when needed.

How to Enable Copilot?

Enabling Copilot is simple:

  • Navigate to Windows Settings > Personalization > Taskbar section.
  • Turn on “Copilot in Windows (preview)” option under “Taskbar items” section.
Turn On Copilot
Turn On Copilot

Once enabled, Copilot icon will start showing in Taskbar (either in the middle or in the right end). Click on it to get assistance based on your usage patterns and preferences. Copilot window will appear on the right side of the screen which you can use a fixed section or resize as per your need. The basic version is free, and you can upgrade to Copilot Pro for $20 monthly subscription to get additional features.

Using Prompt and Customizing Tones

Copilot offers a variety of prompts and tones to guide users through different tasks. Here’s how to use and customize them:

  • Prompt: Sample Copilot prompts appear at the top whenever you click the icon in Taskbar. You can use the default prompts and modify them or type custom query in the input box. You can get the shortcuts keys, open apps or search for the files within your computer. It is also possible to get responses from internet primarily using Bing search engine.
Copilot Prompts
Copilot Prompts
  • Tones: Copilot offers customizable tones (at least three at this point) to get responses as per your need. Choose from Creative, Balanced or Precise modes that suits your preferences best.
Copilot Tones
Copilot Tones

Using Copilot Effectively

Copilot offers a range of additional features and options to further enhance your experience:

  • Task Automation: Copilot can automate repetitive tasks, such as organizing files or managing notifications, saving you time and effort.
  • Voice Commands: Users can interact with Copilot using voice commands, making it even more accessible for those with mobility or dexterity challenges.
  • Personalized Recommendations: Copilot learns from your usage patterns and preferences over time, providing increasingly accurate and relevant suggestions.

Other Ways to Access Copilot

If you are not using Windows 11, then there are multiple other ways to use Copilot:

  • Edge browser comes with in-built Copilot option in its Sidebar. In addition to using chat features, you can also compose emails and blog articles with Edge copilot.
  • Bing search results automatically show overviews from Copilot AI using ChatGPT.
  • Use Copilot from Microsoft website using any browser on devices.
  • There are also mobile apps which you can download and use on your smartphone.
  • Copilot + PC is an innovative feature introduced in Windows 11, designed to enhance user productivity and accessibility. It integrates an intelligent assistant called Copilot directly into the operating system, providing personalized suggestions, prompts, and shortcuts to help users navigate their devices more efficiently.

Conclusion

Copilot is a valuable addition to Windows 11, offering intelligent assistance to users as they navigate their devices. By enabling Copilot and exploring its features and customization options, you can streamline your computing experience and unlock new levels of productivity. Whether you’re a casual user or a power user, Copilot has something to offer everyone. So why not give it a try and see how it can enhance your Windows 11 experience?