Windows Spotlight

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Windows Spotlight
A component of Windows 10 by Microsoft
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Lock screen of a Windows 10 laptop showing an image from Windows Spotlight
Type Lock screen slideshow service
Included with Windows 10
Also available for Windows 10 Mobile
Replaces Windows 8 metro style lock screen
Support status

Windows 10 Version 1607:[1]
Mainstream support until October 12, 2021
Extended support until October 13, 2026

Versions prior to 1607:[2]
Mainstream support until October 13, 2020
Extended support until October 14, 2025

Windows Spotlight is a feature included by default in Windows 10 that downloads pictures and advertisements automatically from Bing and displays them when the lock screen is being shown on a computer running Windows 10. Users are occasionally given an opportunity to mark whether they wish to see more or fewer images of a similar type, and sometimes the images are overlaid with links to advertisements. In 2017, Microsoft began adding location information for many of the photographs.

Photo locations[edit]

For most of the images, no photo credits are available, but some do display information about where the picture was taken. Many are of well-known locations, or famous historical or natural landmarks, and therefore can be identified. Identified images include (alphabetical by country):





North America[edit]


South America[edit]

Other pictures[edit]



  1. ^ "Windows lifecycle fact sheet – Windows Help". Support. Microsoft. Retrieved January 27, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Windows 10". Support. Microsoft. Retrieved January 27, 2017. 

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