Microsoft to Bring Personalized News And Weather Widget To Windows 10 Taskbar

Microsoft is set to change the Windows 10 taskbar decently significantly, with the Redmond-based firm adding a news and weather widget as per another report.

The new component is now accessible to analyzers.

You can just click the widget to expand it, permitting it to show more substance that can be vigorously personalized to suit the user’s preferences.


With news and interests on the Windows taskbar, you get quick access to an integrated feed of dynamic content such as news and weather that updates throughout the day.

You can personalize your feed with relevant content tailored for you. Instead of switching between apps or your PC and phone to stay up to date with the news and interests, you care about – seamlessly peek into your feed directly from the taskbar anytime you want throughout your day.

Microsoft is trying the new element with Windows Insiders on the dev channel, while the overall population ought to have the option to take it for a turn in the not so distant future.

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Further options:

Staying up to date: Quickly glance at your news and interests directly from the taskbar. Get caught up on the latest headlines, weather, sports, and more, then go back to whatever you were doing without disrupting your workflow. You have convenient access to news and interesting content from over 4,500 global brands such as The New York Times, BBC or The Verge, and gorgeous live weather maps. Select an article to open a streamlined reading view with fewer distractions, so you can save time and stay focused.

Personalize your feed: You can tell us which content you like seeing or don’t like seeing (select More options … and choose “More stories like this” or “Fewer stories like this”) and over time, more stories about the things you care about will show up in your feed, including ones you might otherwise miss. You can also use emoji to react to stories, too.

You’re in control: At Microsoft, we believe privacy starts with putting you in control and giving you the tools and information, you need to make informed choices. Through news and interests, there is quick access to the Microsoft Privacy Dashboard. Through the Microsoft Edge browser, there are built-in controls to limit tracking from advertisers and third parties. And if news and interests don’t appeal to you, you can easily turn it off by right-clicking on the taskbar.

Shockingly, it’ll just be accessible to users in the United States, UK, Canada, Australia, and India from the start. Now, we do puzzle over whether Microsoft will follow every other person and add a type of Stories highlight to the taskbar next!

There’s much more in this new insider construct, so head on over to the blog here to look at it hard and fast.