The Windows terminal device was first introduced in 2019 at Windows annual Build Developers Conference. Since then, the Windows terminal was already there in the Windows 11 operating system. But Microsoft was never assigned it as Windows Console Host which is Microsoft's terminal emulator. Still, this place is occupied by the Command Prompt and PowerShell.
Moreover, Windows Terminal has the following features.
- Multiple tab support
- Alongside themes
- Full GPU based text
However, this change will not make a bigger change in your operating system or performance. The only change that it will make is, you will see Windows Terminal instead of Command Prompt if you attempt to launch it. Developers will be able to use Windows Terminal which is more modernized than Command Prompt while they do the coding.
If you have Windows 11 as your operating system, you still can make Windows Terminal your default terminal emulator. Furthermore, with this change, Microsoft is also going to allow other terminals to be set as default.