Microsoft adds ‘news and interests’ feature to Windows 10 taskbar in latest Insider test release – ZDNet

Microsoft adds ‘news and interests’ feature to Windows 10 taskbar in latest Insider test release – ZDNet


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Microsoft is starting to test a potential new Windows 10 feature called “News and Interests” in the Windows 10 Insider Dev Channel. The feed of news, weather and other information can be personalized and, more importantly, completely turned off for those not interested in having this kind of widget accessible directly from their taskbars.

Today’s Windows 10 Dev Channel build, No. 21286, is from the RS_Prerelease ring. That means this feature is on the list of things that might (or might not) show up in some future Windows 10 feature release. I’d guess it’ll be in Windows 10 21H2, due this fall, if it makes it past testing.

The news and interests feature is similar to the news feed that Microsoft also highlights as part of its Launcher app and
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