Windows 11 build 23619 adds new feature to access photos from phone

Microsoft now wants you edit your photos and screenshots from your Android phone with the Snipping Tool directly on Windows 11.

Windows 11 build 23619 download
Windows 11 build 23619 download / Image: Mauro Huculak
  • Windows 11 build 23619 makes it easier to access and edit photos from your Android phone using the Snipping Tool.
  • The Start menu can now show upcoming meetings from Microsoft Teams for those using an Entra ID.
  • This flight also rolls out a few fixes and includes a couple of known issues.

On January 18, 2024, Microsoft began the rollout of the Windows 11 build 23619 in the Dev Channel of the Windows Insider Program. Although this is a small update, it introduces new features and various fixes.

According to the official notes, build 23619 introduces the ability to connect your phone to your computer to access and edit your most recent photos with the Snipping Tool. This new experience is possible through the new “Manage mobile devices” app (Cross-Device Experience Host) that you must configure through the “Mobile devices” page.

In addition, Windows 11 build 23619 also updates the Start menu to show upcoming meetings from Microsoft Teams in the “Recommended” section of the Start menu.

The update also makes a few fixes available for File Explorer, Task Manager, and Narrator.

What’s new on Windows 11 build 23619

These are the newly added features and changes for the January 18 update for Windows 11 in the Dev Channel.

Quick access to photos from phone

Starting on build 23619, you can now configure the system to receive notifications when new photos or screenshots are available from your phone, and then you can access and edit them with the Snipping Tool app.

To configure this feature, you have to open Settings > Bluetooth & devices > Mobile devices and click the “Manage devices” button, which will open the new “Manage mobile devices” app.

Manage devices settings
Manage devices settings / Image: Mauro Huculak

Once you connect your Android phone, you can instantly access and edit your most recent pictures with the Snipping Tool.

Manage mobile devices app
Manage mobile devices app / Image: Microsoft

Microsoft notes that this feature is available for devices in the Dev and Canary Channels.

Android new photo notification

Start menu upcoming meetings

The development team is also updating the Start menu to show upcoming meetings in the “Recommended” section. This feature will be available for Windows 11 Pro and Enterprise but only for users using a Microsoft Entra ID account.

Start menu join upcoming meetings
Start menu join upcoming meetings / Image: Microsoft

Also, the upcoming meetings will only appear five minutes before the actual meeting.

You can always control this feature from Settings > Personalization > Start and turn off the “Show upcoming meetings” toggle switch.

Show upcoming meetings option
Show upcoming meetings option / Image: @techosarusrex


As part of the fixes, build 23619 resolves performance issues with File Explorer, fixes a dragging problem with Task Manager, and resolves a crash problem when adding natural voices for Narrator in Settings.

Finally, this flight includes a few known issues with Copilot and Widgets.

Install build 23619

To download and install the Windows 11 build 23619, enroll your device in the Dev Channel through the “Windows Insider Program” settings from the “Update & Security” section. Once you enroll the computer in the program, you can download the build from the “Windows Update” settings by clicking the “Check for Updates” button.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and