The focus of Microsoft Build 2022 is usually on developers, but from time to time we also discover some consumer features that will soon be available on Windows. One such feature is the Restore Apps feature for Windows 11, which Microsoft talked about in a quick blog post after a session on the Microsoft Store at its annual developer event (via Windows Central).
This new feature is detailed as part of Microsoft’s discovery of Windows. Rolling out soon to Windows Insiders, Microsoft hopes this feature will help developers retain their customers without having to remind customers to re-download their app. However, for consumers who move between different devices, this feature makes life easier when setting up new computers. Based on the graphic, it looks like you can just click the Restore Apps option right in the My Library section of the Microsoft Store.
This builds on other features coming to the Store soon for Microsoft developers, including apps being indexed in the Windows Search tool, a pop-up Store experience, and ways for developers to promote their apps in the Store using Store ads.