Windows Insiders in the Beta channel can now test the new Tabs feature for File Explorer. The feature will roll out to select Beta channel testers who install the freshly-released Windows 11 preview build 22621.160.
With this update, Beta channel testers will also discover navigation updates in File Explorer, with the new Home section providing quick access to pinned and frequently used folders, as well as OneDrive files. The new tabs feature, which Microsoft previously made available for select Dev Channel testers in the Windows 11 preview build 25136, also makes it easier to multitask.
The fact that File Explorer tabs are now being tested so soon on the Beta channel is quite surprising, and it suggests that the feature may actually roll out with the upcoming 22H2 update for Windows 11. However, Microsoft hasn’t confirmed this yet and the Windows Insider team reiterated today that not every feature being tested in the Beta channel will ship to all users.
Microsoft made Windows 11 version 22H2 (build 22621) available on the Release Preview Channel last week, though the company didn’t provide a full list of new features in this update. We’ll see what happens in the coming weeks, but if File Explorer Tabs do end up in Windows 11 version 22H2 later this year, this will likely make this upcoming update a bit more exciting for most users.