Microsoft recently paused the testing of new updates for native apps with Windows Insiders as the company prepares for Fall Creators Update public release. Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring cannot get the latest versions of apps such as Groove Music, Microsoft Photos.
Due to an issue with Microsoft’s app flighting capabilities on Windows 10, Windows Insiders on the Fast and Slow Ring received the latest native app updates. However, Microsoft’s Dona Sarkar confirmed that the issue has been fixed and the features will be removed with the next updates.
“Because it is critical that Insiders are experiencing the same versions of the inbox apps that will be released as the default for all Windows customers when we release the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, we are releasing updates to the inbox apps that restores them to what they were previously,” says Sarkar.”
A new update will be released to the native apps and it will remove some key features. Microsoft has also detailed the list of features that will be removed from the native apps. The following changes will be made.
- For Photos, Insiders will notice the loss of features like video editing and search.
- For Groove Music, Insiders may notice the loss of the Top Music Video Gallery and Mini-View features. If you are signed in and have more than 100 local playlists, playlists beyond 100 will be lost. Any playlist that has been created and not synced to the cloud will be lost. All music will need to be re-grovelled and re-matched, a process that could take up to an hour depending on collection size.
- For the Movies & TV app, Insiders may notice a loss of some UX improvements such as spacing reduction, scrolling headers, and other usability improvements as well as better support for personal videos on SD cards, share functionality from trailer browse, and defaulting to maximized full screen for video playback. Any purchases will need to re-synced to your PC. Uncompleted downloaded rentals will need to be manually executed via File Explorer (they’ll show as expired within Movies & TV).
- For Paint 3D, Insiders will notice the loss of Line and Curve and ability to Save/Load .glB files as well as some other smaller UX changes. Insiders will be unable to open any saved projects created while they had the newer build of Paint 3D.
If you have the Skip Ahead option enabled, you will not be affected by the flighting change. Build 15237 for Windows 10 Mobile also allows the Insiders to get latest app updates, you can learn more about the change here.