Microsoft is reportedly planning to integrate its generative AI-powered personal assistant, Copilot, into Windows 10, given its approximately 1 billion user base.
A new report from Windows Central’s Zac Bowden, who cited his sources, said that an upcoming update to Windows 10 is expected to bring the same Microsoft Copilot feature that Windows 11 has to Windows 10.
Further, the Copilot button will be directly placed on the Windows 10 taskbar, opening the same Copilot sidebar experience found on Windows 11, including plugin compatibility across both operating system versions, says the report.
As per Microsoft, Copilot combines the power of large language models (LLMs) with your organization’s data – all in the flow of work – to turn your words into one of the most powerful productivity tools on the planet.
It works alongside popular Microsoft 365 Apps such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and more. Copilot provides real-time intelligent assistance, enabling users to enhance their creativity, productivity, and skills.
According to the report, the primary reason behind the company’s decision for this new update is to expand its market share, which can be leveraged in the future to sell the idea to developers to make Copilot plugins.
“Microsoft will also have an easier time selling developers on the idea that they should build plugins for Copilot when they can say Copilot is available on 1.4 billion devices, compared to just 400 million on Windows 11,” states the report.
“Microsoft views that additional 1 billion users as an untapped market for Copilot expansion, and so adding Copilot to Windows 10 is an obvious next step for the company.”
Bowden also states Windows’ new bosses reportedly plan to add “select new features and services” to Windows 10 that were previously exclusive to Windows 11.
Windows 10 is expected to reach the end of support in October 2025, as it won’t receive any major updates anymore. However, Bowden’s sources say that internal discussions are going on to extend the support period, but no decision has been made yet.