Microsoft introduces Drawing Canvas to Windows 10 Mail App for Insiders

An update for the default Windows 10 mail app has been released recently by Microsoft which features new touch related features such as Drawing Canvas, option for annotation of pictures and new ink color effects. The application is currently available for download and is anticipated to be rolled out to regular users in the coming few weeks.


Presently available to Windows Insiders with a Windows 10 touch-device, the application has been updated to version 16006.10228.20108.0. Drawing Canvas seems to be the most notable feature of the update where users can use a pen or select “Draw with Touch” to simply use their fingers for performing various functions. These functions include drawing, sketching and doodling a picture by inserting it into an area in the mail before sending it to the recipient.

Two other new features allow for image annotation in the email and using ink effects from different pens.

Some may find these images to be fun-based, but they are also extremely beneficial for business users. The new feature update has made sending images and annotating them for pointing out a specific change for the client. Now there wouldn’t be any need for using a special image editor to edit images as it is present right within your mail. Third-party application’s involvement is no longer required, thanks to this new update.

This latest update has provided a new meaning to mail writing on Windows. In order to use this feature, Windows 10 settings need to be altered to accept Windows Insider build. The settings can be changed to Window Insider builds by going to Window Settings > Update and Security > Windows Insider Program. Here, fast and slow rings can be selected based on how soon the user wants the new updates to be added to the Windows 10 update.

Maira Ahmed
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