Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10549 improves texting

New Windows 10 mobile build adds emojis, tweaks texting, more.

Published Wed, Oct 14 2015 1:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:03 PM CST

The Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10565 went out last week for PC users, and now Build 10549 has arrived for mobile users apart of the Insider program.

Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10549 improves texting |

Be warned, Microsoft discovered a black screen bug with this build, so if you want to install it without issue, you must go back to Windows 8.1 using the Windows Device Recovery Tool, install the Insider app, choose the Fast ring, reboot, then download the build. There are a few other issues with missing apps, notifications, WhatsApp calls, and more, too. Though they all have workarounds, there is some level of hassle involved. If you can't be bothered with any of this, take this news purely as a look at what's to come.

The main focus of the update is improving texting. You get a new text box in the Messaging app that can expand as you enter text, Unicode's more global set of "diversity" emojis, and a fix for the touch keyboard disappearing after texting.

Apart from that, expect Cortana support if you live in Australia or Canada and a variety of bug fixes. Hit the source if you want the lowdown on all those.


Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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