Microsoft's pushed back Recall

Microsoft's pushed back Recall

Today, we are communicating an additional update on the Recall (preview) feature for Copilot+ PCs. Recall will now shift from a preview experience broadly available for Copilot+ PCs on June 18, 2024, to a preview available first in the Windows Insider Program (WIP) in the coming weeks. Following receiving feedback on Recall from our Windows Insider Community, as we typically do, we plan to make Recall (preview) available for all Copilot+ PCs coming soon. 

Pavan Davuluri – Corporate Vice President, Windows + Devices

Looks like all the negative pushback on the privacy nightmare that is Microsoft’s “Recall” feature has created an ever-so-slight increase in caution from the PC company.

Rather than rolling out on the 18th for anyone with a CoPilot+ PC, the feature will be limited to those in the Windows Insider Program.

No clear date on when that will be made available – Microsoft says it’ll have another Blog post when it’s ready – but I can’t imagine what will change to help limit the potential damage of the feature.

I really can’t see why this is something the company is bullish on launching. It’s benefit – being able to scroll through things you’ve seen and done on your PC previously – is minor at best, yet opens up a huge privacy issue if the data is ever compromised, even if Microsoft says you can turn it off.

I’m already a Mac user, but this makes me want to move to PC even less.