Thomas (boggyb) wrote,

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How not to get people to use a new feature

What I want to do: use my laptop.

What I actually end up doing: go digging through the settings to find out why I have a new "Meet Now" icon in the tray and how to kill it with fire.

Apparently it's a new Windows 10 group chat feature, and totally not an unexpected at all. Because random new icons can't possibly ever be due to malware...

I like how on one hand techies are continually trying really hard to educate users about phishing, and then on the other hand Microsoft pulls stunts like this. "Yeah, if you see something that you didn't install then it's probably malware. Except when it isn't."
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