The Windows 10 Taskbar will come with a brand new Weather app

Teodor Nechita
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  • No doutb about it, the Sun Valley update will bring lots of exciting improvements and features.
  • The taskbar feature is available for testing only for those who are using the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21286.
  • In order to use this feature, once is launched, users will need to have Microsoft’s Chromium-based Edge installed on the PC.
  • The combined weather/news taskbar pops out into a mini-feed of content that can be personalized as needed

Although the Sun Valley update will not happen right now until then there are several updates and improvements that can be tested out.

One of the included feature update is the Windows 10 version 21H1 that comes as an improvement for enterprise customers and is concerning the taskbar weather and news feature.

Microsoft started to test a new taskbar feature to which the Insider build 21286 has access. This feature will integrate weather widgets and news functionality as well.

They will both be available directly in Windows 10.

This taskbar feature will be brought to older versions of the OS, such as Windows 10 version 21H1 and version 20H2.

Taskbar weather and news feature 

The widget will be available in the taskbar and you can simply right-click on it and select the news and the weather options displayed in the popup menu.

Clicking on any of them will give you access to the news or weather widgets, with the corresponding headlines, stock market movements, and even sports scores.

Microsoft states that the content is dynamic, it updates through out the day meaning that you’ll constantly stay updated with information for weather and important news.

As already mentioned, this feature is only available if you are using the Windows 10 Insider Preview build 21286. For regular Windows 10 users, the feature will be available once the big Sun Valley update is released.

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