Windows 11’s new focus session feature helps you be more productive

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While Microsoft is testing Windows 11 with Dev and Beta Insider, the company is also bullying other new features coming to the next-generation desktop operating system. We’ve already seen a variety of new features, such as Android app support in the Microsoft Store and screen display time settings in Windows 11. Today, Microsoft unveiled a new “focus session” feature that allows users to focus on specific tasks.

What is a Windows 11 Focus Session?

The focus session feature was tweeted by Microsoft Chief Product Officer Panospanay. Panay shared a short video showing the features mentioned above. Check out the tweets just below.

Now, looking at the teaser, this feature seems to be related to To-Do integration on Windows. This basically means that the user can select a task from the Windows 11 to-do list, set a timer for the selected task, and process only that task until it completes. The Pomodoro clock for time management is a neat addition to the focus session.

In addition, like Panay, the focus session feature comes with Spotify integration. As a result, users can listen to their favorite tracks on Spotify while working to complete the task on the deadline.

Windows 11's new focus session feature allows you to focus on a specific task

In addition, there is a dedicated dashboard for displaying focus session statistics. These include a dashboard that shows the progress and goals of the user’s tasks, and a dashboard that shows the number of breaks the user has taken during the session.


Aside from the details above, I’m not sure about future focus session features at this time.For availability, Brandon LeBlanc, Microsoft’s Senior Program Manager Verified Probably coming soon to Windows Insider on the Dev channel.

However, XDA developer, Microsoft will probably postpone these recently teased features for future Windows 11 updates. Public builds rumored to be released in October will not be included.

Meanwhile, Microsoft recently released the first beta version of Windows 11 for Insider. So if you want to try the next Windows version before it’s released to the masses, check out our guide on how to install Windows 11 Beta on your PC now.

Featured image courtesy of Panos Panay (Twitter)