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MC414684: Introducing Widget notifications

Windows 11 is bringing you more live content on your taskbar. This change allows users to see live updates from other widgets such as sports, finance, and breaking news. Their taskbar should show the weather widget most of the time, but when something important happens related to one of their other widgets, they may see an announcement from that widget on their taskbar.

MC414684: Introducing Widget notifications

To get this updated feature, you should update the Windows Web Experience Pack from the Microsoft Store. This occurs automatically for most devices.

These announcements are meant to be quick and glanceable, and if you don’t interact with them, the taskbar will return to showing you the weather. Explore the changes in Stay up to date with widgets.

At this time, Widget notifications cannot be turned off. Microsoft is constantly listening and learning, and welcomes customer feedback that helps shape Windows.

When will this happen

This feature is available starting August 4, 2022.

Note: If users have the latest version of Windows but still don’t see all widgets features, it may be because some features are being rolled out to customers over several weeks and aren’t available to all customers at once.

Learn more

Message ID: MC414684
Published: 17 August 2022
Updated: 19 August 2022
Platform: Web, Windows Desktop, World tenant

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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