Wow! Whoever has Windows Phone 8.1 is not being shy about sharing it with the world. Today we have even more leaks about what will be included in Microsoft’s next big Windows Phone overhaul, and the features are looking exceptionally awesome. Be sure to check out all of our previous Windows Phone 8.1 articles here.
A new feature in Windows 8.1 is the ability to take action on notifications right from the toast notification pop-up. This can be seen in Skype where you can choose to use video or voice right from the notification pop-up. This handy feature will also be coming to Windows Phone 8.1. The screenshot shows the ability to respond to a Facebook message right from the notification. How cool is that?
Another form of notifications will be “Ghost notifications.” This will be a setting that will allow you to send notifications from certain apps directly to the notification center. They won’t pop-up and distract you, but they will be there when you are ready to check notifications. A handy tool for apps that you don’t care much about.
App List Sorting
This feature has been long rumored for Windows Phone. In Windows 8.1 Microsoft added the ability to sort the app list by name, most used, last used, etc. The screenshot shows this same feature in the Windows Phone 8.1 app list. This will make finding apps much easier and quicker.
Last, but not least, is battery percentage. A new option in the settings will allow users to “show battery percentage” right in the status bar up top. It will appear next to the existing battery icon. As someone who always uses the battery level live tiles I can’t wait for this feature.
So, what are you looking most forward to? What feature is a must-have?