Microsoft Is Currently Testing New Default Wallpapers for Windows 11 Installations

Microsoft introduced a new Windows 11 default wallpaper called “Bloom” that comes with every clean installation of the latest operating system. Although the wallpaper and its dark variation are just few months old, the company is currently working on replacing the wallpaper with Windows Spotlight as the default desktop background.

In the latest update in the Dev Chanel, Microsoft replaced the ‘Bloom’ background with Windows Spotlight and its dynamically changing backgrounds. At the moment, Microsoft wants to try out the new feature on clean installations that upgrade to the latest build.

In case you’re wondering, Windows Spotlight pulls different images from Bing to give users a fresh wallpaper every day. Previously Windows 10 allowed setting Spotlight as the lock screen background and with Windows 11, the feature will include support for desktop wallpapers. In case you enable it, it’ll place a new icon on the desktop for users to switch images, rate the image and get more information about the current wallpaper.

It’s Microsoft’s latest attempt at pushing Bing and Edge as the icon opens Bing in the Edge browser. At the moment, Microsoft is testing Windows Spotlight as the default wallpaper in Windows 11 build 22598 (alongside 4K images in Windows Spotlight). However, latest build will not force change your custom background unless you’re using the default Windows 11 wallpaper.

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