Microsoft has quietly added a very handy feature to Windows 11 Settings. Subscriptions now appear in the Your Microsoft Account subsection of the Accounts section of the Settings menu, which, as the name suggests, allows users to receive information and manage their subscriptions to Microsoft services.
The new feature is part of a cumulative update for Windows 11 that Microsoft released this month. This update is notable for two things: first, it reveals new ways Microsoft will quietly roll out new features to Windows, and second, it eliminates SSD slowdown in Windows 11 once and for all.
Currently, in the Subscriptions section, users can see a link to the Microsoft 365 subscription provider and the people the user shares the subscription with in the case of group options (e.g. family). However, this section is nothing more than a dashboard that redirects the user to the Microsoft 365 subscription page if they want to make changes or get more information.
Note that the new section doesn’t show an Xbox Game Pass subscription. To know the status of this subscription, the user must use the “All Subscriptions” sub-heading which leads to the “Microsoft Services” section. It’s a bit strange considering Microsoft 365 and Xbox Game Pass are the two main subscription plans the company mentions in its quarterly earnings reports.
It is likely that any shortcomings of the new feature will be fixed with subsequent operating system updates. Either way, it’s a good move that improves Windows 11’s usability.