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Not dead yet: Windows 10 gets a handy new sharing feature

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Microsoft may not plan on releasing any huge new feature updates for Windows 10, but that doesn’t mean it won’t necessarily receive new features from time to time. Among other things, Microsoft released the “2024-03 Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 22H2 for x86-based Systems (KB5035845)” for Windows 10 during March’s Patch Tuesday. This update actually adds a new feature to the veteran Windows 10: You can now share files (text documents, PDFs, images, videos, etc.) from the File Explorer of Windows 10 directly via Whatsapp and other services, as Windowslatest reports. Sharing takes place via the Nearby Share feature, over Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.

Simply right-click on the desired file and then select “Share” and then “Whatsapp” from the list that Windows 10 then displays. Then select the contact to whom the file should be sent via Whatsapp.

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Sharing via Gmail, Facebook, and LinkedIn is now also possible in Windows 10. Windows 10 does not yet support X aka Twitter. However, Microsoft is set to bring sharing via X/Twitter with one of the next updates, according to media reports.

In addition to files, you should also be able to share links via Whatsapp, Gmail, Facebook and Linkedin.

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How to get Windows 10 Update KB5035845

KB5035845 installs Windows Update automatically on your computer. Alternatively, you can download KB5035845 here from the Microsoft Update Catalog. Make sure that you download the correct version for your system. The download is between 436 MB and 831 MB in size, depending on the processor type.

After installing the update, your operating system will have the following build number: Windows 10 Build 19045.4170.

This article was translated from German to English and originally appeared on pcwelt.de.

Hans-Christian Dirscherl schreibt seit über 20 Jahren zu fast allen IT-Themen. Sein Fokus liegt auf der Koordination und Produktion von Nachrichten mit hohem Nutzwert sowie auf ausführlichen Tests und Ratgebern für die Bereiche Smart Home, Smart Garden und Automotive.

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