Windows 10 comes with a lot of cool features and tools, which makes it apart from its predecessors. One of those is the integration of Cortana. It is the digital chat assistant for Windows 10 available on all platforms. Cortana is Microsoft’s answer to Google Assistant, Apple’s Siri, and Amazon’s Alexa.
From the Windows 10 May 2020 update, i.e., Windows 10 2004, Cortana is available as a separate chat app. Now it is no more available on the Windows search bar; you have to start it from the Windows app list to use it. With the new update, the interface of Cortana is also changed.
Mostly Windows 10 users are used to use Cortana as a quick search medium. However, it can do a lot more than just a search. In this post, we will list out some tips and tricks to use Cortana more effectively and enhance your workflow on Windows 10.
How to use Cortana?
Using Cortana is quite straightforward. You can either perform tasks on it through its app or if the voice command is activated, you just need to say “Hey Cortana,” followed by the task you want to perform. To launch and use Cortana App from Windows 10 version 2004, follow these steps.
In the windows search bar, type Cortana.
Click on the app’s icon to launch it.
The new Cortana is in the form of a chatbox. You can type or speak the commands you want to perform.
From the top-left corner of the app, you can configure the settings by clicking on the three-dot.
What can Cortana do?
Cortana can perform many tasks for you at just your voice command. However, it also supports the written orders. Here is the list of the top commands that Cortana supports.
Cortana has been a great addition to the Windows system, and the new version of it is quite fresh and not forcefully put on the users like the previous ones. After getting used to it, it can be very beneficial and productive for you. It is relatively easy to speak out the commands instead of opening the browser and typing your queries, so Cortana has the upper hand in that case.
Peter is an Electrical Engineer whose primary interest is tinkering with his computer. He is passionate about Windows 10 Platform and enjoys writing tips and tutorials about it.