Weather and news are coming feature to the Windows 10 taskbar

In the wake of testing it with Insiders, Microsoft is adding a new News and Interests feature to Windows 10. In short, the tool makes a shortcut on the taskbar that permits you to check the weather, as well as catch up on the latest news, sports scores and stock costs. Tapping on a story will open it in a browser. You can likewise save an article for later reading and share it on the off chance that you so want. What you will not find in the feed, at least not yet, are any ads.

Normally, you can change the selection of topics you find in your feed, as well as the publications Windows uses to source articles. Furthermore, you have some flexibility in how the icon shows up on your taskbar. It’s additionally conceivable to turn off the feature in the event that you would prefer not to see everything.

In adding news and interests to the taskbar, Microsoft says it’s attempting to achieve a modest bunch of objectives. To start with, it needs to make discovering high-quality and applicable news content simpler. Additionally, the manner in which the organization sees it, a great many people as of now have a routine where they’re continually checking what’s going in on the world for the duration of the day. So why not make that interaction more consistent? Including a way to check the weather through Windows is something individuals have been asking for a while too.

Microsoft plans to begin carrying out News and Interests to the Windows taskbar starting throughout the next several weeks. It says it’s taking a “phased and measured approach,” with the whole rollout scheduled to take several months.

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