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Apple releases new macOS Monterey public beta with redesigned Safari tabs and more

Shortly after Apple released developers with the third macOS Monterey beta, the latest release has been made available to public testers today. The new macOS Monterey beta includes a notable change to the standard Safari tab design – returning from the new unified search and tab bar in previous beta versions and more.

macOS Monterey beta 3 (technically the second public release) is now appearing via OTA for public testers who have already signed up. You can also download it from the Apple beta site if you are not running the beta yet (full guide here).

New features and changes that come with macOS 1

2 Monterey include a completely redesigned Safari, Shortcut app coming to Mac, FaceTime’s new SharePlay feature, Universal Control to work seamlessly across multiple Apple devices, a new focus mode, Quick Notes , AirPlay for Mac, and more.

macOS Monterey beta 3

The biggest change for the third beta user is an overhaul of the Safari tab design. The single tab / search field is no longer standard (but possible to return to).

With the first Monterey Betas, Universal Control has not been available, and it has still not been activated in the third beta.

However, we noticed a placeholder warning in Settings> General> Handoff about leaving it enabled to use the feature. And we also unveiled an icon for Universal Control:

As always, it’s a bad idea to install early betas like this on your primary machine, with errors and performance issues that are common, so use a secondary Mac if possible.

MacOS Monterey beta 3 comes in at about 3 GB in size. Notice something new in today’s beta? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter @ 9to5Mac.

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