Microsoft wants to help you keep your personal and work computers safe from prying eyes. To do this, it has announced a brand new update for the Windows 10 operating system that will automatically lock your computer as soon as you move away from the screen. This new feature is being called Dynamic Lock.
The way this feature works is simple. Windows 10 will use the built-in camera on your computer to use facial recognition to search for your face. Once your face is no longer present, the computer automatically locks itself to keep all of your information secure. This is a great feature for businesses that want to keep the information on their employees’ computers private.
Most experts saw this update coming. After all, Windows 10 already uses a feature called Windows Hello that allows users to log into their PCs through facial recognition. Now, Microsoft is taking this idea a step further with its Dynamic Lock update.
A number of big corporations already teach their workers to use winkey + L to lock their machines before they step away from them. However, Dynamic Lock could save a bit of time by preventing these employees from having to do that. Also, it would avoid mishaps when employees forget to do this.
The new update isn’t expected for release until April 2017. The Dynamic Lock feature will be included in the Windows 10 Creators Update. To take full advantage of it, you need a PC that has a webcam or built-in camera. The feature can also be turned on or off at any time.