Windows Hello fans are happy because your webcam options are now even better.

We've been reporting a lot lately about the Windows 10 May Update (also known as "21H1"), but we didn't know when it would be released to the public. Fortunately, Microsoft hit the start button for the update and it should appear in your Windows updates soon.

What's in the Windows 10 May Update?

Microsoft has let the trumpets sound on the Windows blog and officially declared the update as ready for publication.

The update itself isn't very extensive, but it does contain important patches and fixes for your Windows 10 computer to keep it running smoothly. With the update, Windows Hello users can use an external or internal camera to improve the way Windows Defender Application Guard runs, in addition to some improvements.

Microsoft states that you can check for the update by going to Windows Update settings on your PC and asking it to check for new additions. However, the software giant adds that the update is staggered to keep up with demand, so the download option may not appear for a few weeks.

Related topics: Manage Windows Update in Windows 10

Open the Windows for the May update

While the Windows 10 21H1 update isn't particularly extensive, it does have some useful additions for Windows Hello and Windows Defender users. Be sure to keep an eye on Windows Update and take advantage of it when the opportunity presents itself.

If you have a camera that supports Windows Hello, give it a try. It's a fantastic tool to log into your PC without a password.

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