Microsoft will be holding its Build developers conference from March 30, and on April 1, the company is holding a session called “What’s new for Tiles and Toast Notifications.” According to the description of the session, “Notifications are an essential tool for engaging with your customers on Windows. We are building on the foundation of Action Center to give developers greatly increased flexibility in Adaptive Toasts. We will introduce a powerful API that enables a new class of apps to plug into the Notification pipeline and provide innovative experiences for users. Live Tiles are evolving with two highly-requested surprises that you won’t want to miss.” It is not known what the new surprises might be, but it is possible that Microsoft may introduce interactive Live Tiles to the operating system.
Interactive Live Tiles were showcased back in 2014. However, the videos showcasing the feature were removed from Microsoft’s site soon after, but Windows Blog Italia managed to duplicate them. Interactive Tiles allow users to respond and interact with apps without opening the app itself. For example, users would be able to respond to emails, or use the calculator app directly from the tile itself. Check the videos below for more details!