Accidental leak by Microsoft employee shows that Windows 11’s Notepad app is getting tabs

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A senior product manager at Microsoft may have inadvertently revealed a new feature on the Notepad app on Windows 11 after accidentally sharing it on Twitter. The tweet, which showed the Notepad app having tabs has since been deleted, but not before netizens managed to take notice of the post. 

As reported by Windows Central which managed to take a screenshot of the post, the tweet was accompanied by the caption, “Notepad in Windows 11 now has tabs!”. Moreover, the tweet was also accompanied by a screenshot of the tabs feature in action, which is similar to how tabs function on File Explorer. 


Based on the Notepad app screenshot, it looks like the feature is still being tested as there’s a warning on it saying, “Confidential Don’t discuss features or take screenshot”. Well, the Microsoft employee probably should’ve double-checked before tweeting about it, though we hope that the individual would not get into too much trouble for the leak.  

As of the time of writing, Microsoft has yet to reveal when the tabs feature is coming to Notepad or whether it is coming at all. One thing’s for sure though, the feature is definitely in the works as per the leaked screenshot. 

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