Microsoft in its latest Windows 10 Insider build has brought a new addition to the taskbar – News and Weather Feed. While we see the weather updates as a dedicated column in the Start Menu, it’s now brought down to the taskbar along with the news. Here, users can be updated with weather and headlines, an opening that will give a more streamlined reading experience.
Windows 10 Taskbar Gets News and Weather Feed
Observing that many users get through browsers to surf news and keep themselves updated, Microsoft is bringing this facility to the taskbar soon, for easier access. Just as Google’s Discover, users can open a new section set in the Windows 10 taskbar to be updated about their surroundings.
Microsoft today has announced the adding of weather and news in a dedicated section of the latest Windows 10 build 21286, available for Windows Insiders to try starting today. Releasing this feature, Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc said, “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.”
Adding this, users will be getting updates from over 4,500 global brands, including the BBC, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Techdator, etc. Users will initially be able to let the feature know their tastes, and get relevant news suggested. Clicking on the headlines will open the full article, with fewer distractions to give a more streamlined reading experience.
In weather, users will be informed about the latest temperature and future predictions. This addition comes along with other new features like the modernized storage space settings, the ability to run Linux commands on start-up in WSL, etc. As said, Windows Insiders from the U.S., Canada, UK, Australia, and India can try this if they’re running on Windows 10 Dev build 21286.