Microsoft started rolling out the biggest change to the Windows taskbar in years. New weather and news taskbar widgets will be available in Windows 10 starting today, offering weather information directly in the Windows taskbar.The widgets are also expanded to include news feeds, stocks, sports, and weather information.
The content mini-feed appears only when you enable the widget and is fully personalized with the latest sports news, headlines, and weather information. Microsoft uses the Microsoft News network to display news and content from the source. More than 4,500 data and companies use AI to learn what news is relevant to you when you close or like feed stories.
If you are not interested in the new widgets, you can easily disable them or you can keep the weather information in the taskbar. This new widget will begin rolling out today for those who opted for the April 2021 cumulative update preview for Windows 10 and broader availability in the coming weeks. Page when the May Windows security updates started rolling out.
Microsoft has been testing this taskbar widget since January, and it’s surprising to see it appeared ahead of the company’s planned 21H1 and 21H2 updates to Windows 10 this year.Microsoft is in the final stage of testing. As for the update to 21H1, which is expected to roll out next month. But this new taskbar widget will be available to users of Windows 10 running on version 1909 and above.