How to enable or disable news and interests on taskbar in Windows 10?

The news and interests is a dynamic and an interactive feature that has been added by Microsoft in the taskbar with build 21286 for version 21H2 or build 19043.962 for version 21H1 in Jan of 2021. If you have had a stable version then you might have got these features a little bit late.

This feature enables you to easily access information about the weather, traffic, finance, and the latest news. It is an AI-optimized feature that Microsoft wanted to test out. 


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If you are a little bit lazy to search news on the browser and scroll through pages you can take advantage of this. Due to these features, you are just a click away from the latest news and weather forecast in your areas. 

When you click or hover on the widget it displays a small screen and shows information and if you click on any news it will open up on the default browser of your computer.

But this feature comes with the update by default and most people can feel irritated and find it annoying. They don’t want to be distracted by an annoying card taking a part of their display when the icon is hovered or accidentally clicked. Or some might have an old pc where it doesn’t run smoothly.

Considering this Microsoft has also added an option to disable or modify as per the user’s need. By default when you hover over the icon it pops up a window. But you can adjust this and make it when you click on the icon.

how to enable or disable news and interests on taskbar in Windows 10



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Steps to Disable News and Interests on Taskbar in Windows 10?


To do this we will go through this tutorial.


Step 1: Go to TaskBar

First of all, you have to right-click on the empty area on the taskbar.

get rid of news and interests on taskbar in Windows 10



Step 2: Find News and Interest

Look for News and interests and hover over it.

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Step 3: Choose Turn Off

Then you will see these options:

  • Show icons and texts
  • Show icon only
  • Turn off
  • Reduce taskbar updates
  • Open on hover

To disable news and interest just choose "turn off".
Then comes the next step.

how to enable news and interests on taskbar in Windows 10

If you want it to be as an icon then check the show icons only option.

Many people just don’t like the way it opens when hovered. So, to disable it you can uncheck the option of Open on hover.

If you have an old pc that doesn’t smoothly runs it or you feel it annoying then you can simply just check on the Turn Off option and it will be gone.


Steps To Enable Enable News and Interests on Taskbar in Windows 10?

If you want to Turn back it on then simply reverse the process. Just Click the right button on the empty space of the taskbar, hover over the news and interests option, and check the show icons and texts option.

I will show you the stepwise tutorial for it too.

Step 1: Go to TaskBar

First of all, you have to right-click on the empty area on the taskbar.

get rid of news and interests on taskbar in Windows 10



Step 2: Find News and Interest

Look for News and interests and hover over it.

remove news and interests on taskbar in Windows 10


Step 3: Choose Show Icons and Texts

Then you will see these options:

  • Show icons and texts
  • Show icon only
  • Turn off
  • Reduce taskbar updates
  • Open on hover
Now check the "show icons and texts" option. Now news and interests are again enabled.



A little bonus for your knowledge.

These widgets are AI (Artificial Intelligence) based. It will only show the news and information based on the interest.

And if you wonder how Microsoft knows your interest, then let me tell you your searches, website visits, and how long you stay on the website are being recorded and stored on the internet. 

This doesn’t mean that you don’t have any privacy. These data are protected with very tight securities and to read for these kinds of data for a normal human being is impossible. 

Only computers can read these kinds of things. With the help of these data, the AI knows your interest and shows your preferred news and information.


Conclusion

This is how you can easily enable or disable news and interests on the taskbar in Windows 10. Comment below if you successfully get rid of news and interests on the taskbar in Windows 10

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