Brace Yourselves! Windows 11 Will Soon Be Full of Ads!

It seems like is not done with shoving ads into the Windows 11 operating system. Soon, the Start Menu of the OS will feel more like a free game that has more ads than gameplay. To be exact, the changes started to happen from the last update. It brought advertisements on Microsoft's OneDrive cloud backup for some users.

Those users are getting an ad every time they click on the Windows icon from the desktop. But that's not all that Microsoft has planned for its ad-induced Windows 11. According to the latest report, the Washington company will soon bombard you with more ads for its “free” services every time you want to sign out from the OS.

Windows 11 Soon to Be Bombarded With Ads

Microsoft shared the details about its Windows 11 Insider preview build 23435. According to the post, the build will include a new “Gallery” mode for the File Explorer. This should make it easier for you to browse photos. But that's not the only thing Microsoft plans to add in the beta build.

Gallery file explorer

The preview build 23435 of Windows 11 will also come with a controversial in-OS advertising feature. It will be dubbed “badging,” which will appear for local user accounts. As you can guess, Microsoft went a little bit creative with these ads. These “not-ads” will appear as small messages that will hover right above the sign-out button.

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Windows 11 badging
Start menu ads

According to Microsoft, these small messages on Windows 11 will help users recognize the “benefits” of signing up for a Microsoft account. That includes OneDrive, 365 (Office Replacement), and other services that Microsoft offers. In other words, they will let you know all about the services that Microsoft has in store.

At the current build of Windows 11, you can disable ads by getting into the Windows settings. But it's unclear whether Microsoft will offer the same functionality when the changes of the beta build go live.

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