Notepad, the simple built-in text editor app that’s been a part of Windows for decades, may soon get a major update with an AI-powered feature called Cowriter. According to reports, Microsoft is testing the AI writing assistance feature in the latest Insider build of Windows 11, which will allow users to rewrite text, change the tone, format, and paragraph length, and more.
Cowriter AI Writing Assistant is Coming to Notepad
According to PhantomOcean3 on X (formerly Twitter), who discovered the new Notepad feature, he shows that a new menu section called Cowriter has been added to Notepad, where users can select a text and choose from different options such as “Rewrite”, “Make Shorter”, “Change Tone”, and “Change Format”.
New Notepad feature soon™️ pic.twitter.com/yv6axwuG2e— PhantomOcean3 ☃️ (@PhantomOfEarth) January 9, 2024
In addition, there is also an “Explain with Copilot” menu in the context menu, where users can use the Cowriter tool to switch between different formats such as Paragraph, List, Business, and Academic.
More bits! Explain with Copilot in the context menu. pic.twitter.com/XmFKx7CUfN— Albacore 🥝 (@thebookisclosed) January 10, 2024
This feature is still in the testing phase and is not available to all users yet. The changes have been found in the Insider Preview build of Windows 11 and Notepad version 11.2312.17.0. Microsoft has not announced when the feature will be officially released to the public, but it is expected to be part of the upcoming Windows update.
The new update to Microsoft Notepad, which includes AI-powered Cowriter, shows that Microsoft wants to make writing easier and more fun for everyone. This means they are using smart technology to help users write better and be more creative.
Recently, Microsoft also published an AI Copilot app for Android and iPhone, which is now available on PlayStore and AppStore.