Windows 10 Build 10565 will let you send texts using Cortana

Cortana's new texting capabilities join new Messaging, Skype, and Phone apps in Build 10565.

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Windows 10 Build 10565, currently seeded to Windows Insider testers, contains a bevy of new features and enhancements—one of which is a way to make it easier to message your friends. 

According to WInBeta, the new build will give Cortana the ability to send text messages via SMS. You can send texts either by speaking them to Cortana on your PC or by typing them, and judging from WInBeta’s accompanying video, it seems easy enough to do.

Cortana’s newfound text messaging capabilities join a number of new communication features in Build 10565, such as new bundled Messaging, Skype, and Phone apps.

Cortana learns a few other tricks in this build: If you bought tickets to a movie or other event online, Cortana will pull showtime information from the confirmation email you received and set up a reminder that’ll appear two hours before the event—it’ll even provide driving directions.

Elsewhere, Build 10565 provides a few enhancements to the Edge browser, new right-click contextual menus for Start menu items, some user interface tweaks, and more. Microsoft hasn’t given a timetable for when the general public will see these new features, so if you aren’t a Windows Insider, you’ll need to be patient. Still, these new additions look as though they’ll be worth the wait.

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