Microsoft introduces news and interests on the Windows 10 taskbar

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    Microsoft introduces news and interests on the Windows 10 taskbar

    Microsoft introduces news and interests on the Windows 10 taskbar


    Last Updated: 23 Apr 2021 at 14:21
    As people spend more time on their Windows PCs, working, learning, connecting and creating, we’re making it easier to access personalized content that is available at a glance and updated throughout the day. News and interests on the Windows taskbar will begin rolling out to customers over the next several weeks. We are taking a phased and measured approach and broad availability will occur in the coming months.

    News and interests on the taskbar will begin rolling out to Windows 10 users today. We are taking a measured approach starting with the April 2021 Cumulative Update Preview for Windows 10, and broad availability will occur in phases. Devices running Windows 10, version 1909 (and later) who have installed the May 2021 Windows monthly update (or later) will be included in this phased rollout.

    It should be easy to catch up on the things we care about. Yet, we’re often stuck juggling devices, jumping between websites and looking across sources before finally getting what we’re looking for: relevant and high-quality content. News and interests on the Windows taskbar simplifies this process with a convenient and personalized experience centered around you.



    News and interests on the taskbar is the fastest way to stay up to date on your Windows 10 PC

    Stay in your flow and make the most of your time with at a glance updates

    How much time do you spend trying to stay current with the latest information? For me and many others, the answer is a lot. What starts as a quick escape can often turn into a prolonged process. I might start the day by checking the weather before taking a quick look at some local news or breaking headlines. Of course, I need to then check yesterday’s Seattle Mariners score or their upcoming schedule. Many of these things change throughout the day, so eventually I check again… and again. Sound familiar?



    Effortlessly staying up to date begins with weather updates on your Windows taskbar – something that many of you have asked for! You’ll now see an icon and text representing current weather conditions in your area. To see more details at a glance, simply hover over the weather icon to see additional details on the weather. You will also see concise, “snackable” information on news, sports, stocks and traffic. Without opening apps or switching devices, you can quickly get a pulse on what’s happening around you. Click on a story to open a streamlined reading experience so you can save time and stay focused. If you see something you’re interested in, but don’t have time to read through it, you can save it for later or share it.

    Personalize your experience and tailor the content to your interests



    You can adjust which information cards are included in your experience and how weather updates are displayed. The weather can be shown as an icon with text or as an icon only if you want to save taskbar space. You can also adjust which information cards – weather, finance, sports, traffic – are included, ensuring you are just seeing content you care about. Of course, if you are not interested in any of this information you can simply turn off the icon.



    You can further personalize the content that is displayed by managing your interests. Using the interest manager, you can directly indicate the topics you’re interested in, or choose the content sources from our content ecosystem that you’d like to follow. Once you are done, you will see changes reflected within news and interests.

    Built with invaluable input from Windows Insiders

    News and interests on the Windows taskbar will begin rolling out to customers over the next several weeks. We are taking a phased and measured approach and broad availability will occur in the coming months. On behalf of the Microsoft team, I’d like to extend a heart-felt thank you to our Windows Insiders who have provided feedback to help improve the experience. The team is listening, and will be looking forward to hearing additional feedback. To share your thoughts with the team, when you have a chance to try it out, drop us a line in the Feedback Hub.

    For IT pros looking to learn more about news and interests group configuration, check out the IT Pro blog. For more information about the experience, refer to the Support page.


    Source: Personalized content at a glance: Introducing news and interests on the Windows 10 taskbar | Windows Experience Blog

    See also: Group configuration: news and interests on the Windows taskbar | Windows IT Pro Blog

    How to Enable or Disable News and Interests on Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove News and Interests icon on Taskbar in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Reduce Taskbar Updates for News and Interests in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Open News and Interests on Hover in Windows 10



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  1. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,178
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #1

    Hmm, the group policy to disable News and Interests doesn't appear to be working yet.

    Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > News and interests > Enable news and interests on the taskbar

    How to Enable or Disable News and Interests on Taskbar in Windows 10

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/...r/ba-p/2281005
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Apr 2021 at 14:24.
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  2. Melchior's Avatar
    Posts : 424
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)(v21H1)(Build 19043.1237)
       #2

    ooh joy.. another UN-needed feature...
    I have the news app right where it is on the tiles of the start menu so I don't need it taking up the taskbar space..
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  3. Phone Man's Avatar
    Posts : 1,360
    Windows 10 Pro 1909 64 bit
       #3

    If they are using MS News with all its ads and click bait I will pass.

    Jim
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  4. Winuser's Avatar
    Posts : 7,128
    Windows 10 Pro Insider
       #4

    MS gave it to me twice and took it away twice. They can keep it!
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  5. Crizal's Avatar
    Posts : 1,885
    Windows 10 Home 64bit
       #5

    Does anyone remember last year's rumors that Microsoft was considering getting rid of live tiles? This, at least to me, could appear to be the start since it seems to be a duplication of sorts. In fact, the following link is from February 2020 and in the sixth paragraph, it suggests support for live tiles could end sometime after 20H2. Coincidence?

    Rumor: Microsoft preparing to remove Live Tiles from Windows 10 - gHacks Tech News
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  6. clam1952's Avatar
    Posts : 843
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 build 19043.1052
       #6

    More MS crap to get rid of, wonderful.
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  7. Posts : 46
    Windows 11 22000.65
       #7
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Apr 2021 at 09:06. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  8. Melchior's Avatar
    Posts : 424
    Windows 10 Pro (x64)(v21H1)(Build 19043.1237)
       #8

    gdscrtr said:
    ooh lol ok..
    Last edited by Brink; 23 Apr 2021 at 09:06. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  9. Posts : 1,199
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       #9

    I have this in my Insider versions -- and very quickly, got rid of it. There are plenty of places you can go on the Internet to get news (or what passes for it). I don't need MS forcing MSNBC on me when I'm browsing the Net.
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