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+# Go 1.16 is released
+16 Feb 2021
+Summary: Go 1.16 adds embedded files, Apple silicon support, and more.
+Matt Pearring
+Dmitri Shuralyov
+Today the Go team is very happy to announce the release of Go 1.16.
+You can get it from the [download page](
+The new
+[embed package](
+provides access to files embedded at compile time using the new `//go:embed` directive.
+Now it is easy to bundle supporting data files into your Go programs,
+making developing with Go even smoother.
+You can get started using the
+[embed package documentation](
+Carl Johnson has also written a nice tutorial,
+“[How to use Go embed](”.
+Go 1.16 also adds
+[macOS ARM64 support](
+(also known as Apple silicon).
+Since Apple’s announcement of their new arm64 architecture, we have been working closely with them to ensure Go is fully supported; see our blog post
+“[Go on ARM and Beyond](”
+for more.
+Note that Go 1.16
+[requires use of Go modules by default](,
+now that, according to our 2020 Go Developer Survey,
+96% of Go developers have made the switch.
+We recently added official documentation for [developing and publishing modules](
+Finally, there are many other improvements and bug fixes,
+including builds that are up to 25% faster and use as much as 15% less memory.
+For the complete list of changes and more information about the improvements above,
+see the
+[Go 1.16 release notes](
+We want to thank everyone who contributed to this release by writing code
+filing bugs, providing feedback, and testing the beta and release candidate.
+Your contributions and diligence helped to ensure that Go 1.16 is as stable as possible.
+That said, if you notice any problems, please
+[file an issue](
+We hope you enjoy the new release!