As of May 25th, 2021, Microsoft has started to roll out an update that installs the \u201cNews and interests\u201d widget on the Windows 10 taskbar. Some people like it and use it to get useful information like the weather forecast in their area or sports and traffic updates. However, others consider it a nuisance and only want to remove it from Windows 10. No matter on which side you\u2019re on, read this guide and learn how the \u201cNews and interests\u201d widget works, how to customize it, how to enable it, and how to remove it from Windows 10:\r\n\r\n\r\nWhat is News and interests in Windows 10?\r\nThe \u201cNews and interests\u201d widget shows up automatically on the Windows 10 taskbar after you get the KB5003214 update installed by Windows Update. This widget shows local weather information, top news stories, traffic, stocks, and sports updates. If you see a weather icon on the taskbar, click or tap on it, and the \u201cNews and interests\u201d widget is loaded.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe News and interests widget \r\n\r\nTIP: If you need help working with Windows Update, read our complete guide to Windows 10 updates.\r\nHow do I enable News and interests on the taskbar?\r\nYou can\u2019t manually enable the \u201cNews and interests\u201d widget on the taskbar until you install the KB5003214 update for Windows 10. This update is automatically made available through Windows Update. However, you can also manually download it and install it from the Microsoft Update Catalog. After the update is installed, the \u201cNews and interests\u201d widget automatically shows up on the taskbar.\r\n\r\n\r\nHow to disable News and interests and get the weather off your taskbar?\r\nThe simplest method is to right-click (or press and hold) on the weather icon from the taskbar or anywhere in the empty space on the taskbar. Then, in the menu that opens, choose \u201cNews and interest\u201d and then Turn off.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRemove News and interests from the taskbar\r\n\r\nIn this menu, you have access to other configuration options too, like:\r\n\r\n \tShow icon and text - shows the weather icon, the temperature, and a small text describing the weather in your area (things like Sunny, Cloudy, etc).\r\n \tShow icon only - shows only an icon with the weather forecast.\r\n \tReduce taskbar updates - reduces how often the News and interests widget updates with news and data.\r\n \tOpen on hover - by default, the widget opens when you hover the mouse over the weather icon. When you uncheck this setting, the widget opens only when you click or tap on the icon.\r\n\r\nIf you disabled \u201cNews and interest,\u201d you can get it back by right-clicking on the empty space on the Windows 10 taskbar and choosing \u201cNews and interest\u201d followed by \u201cShow icon and text\u201d or \u201cShow icon only.\u201d\r\nHow to use the News and interests widget from Windows 10\r\nThe \u201cNews and interest\u201d widget works for both users of Microsoft accounts and local accounts. By default, it shows whatever data Microsoft \u201cthinks\u201d is going to be of interest to you. To see a piece of news, click or tap on its title, and it opens in your default web browser. You will notice that all news articles take you to Microsoft\u2019s MSN News site that the company tries to promote and grow through this widget.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe News and interests widget \r\n\r\nIf you want the widget to update its information, click or tap the Refresh button on the top. If you want to interact with a piece of news, hover your mouse over it, and you see a Like button similar to that from Facebook which gives you access to all kinds of reactions. There\u2019s also a three dots button on the right, with More options.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nRefresh the News and interests widget\r\n\r\nClick or tap on More options, and you see a menu with many self-explanatory options. From it, you can share the news article with others, save it for later reading, say that you want more or fewer stories like this, hide the story if you dislike it, or hide stories from its publisher. Last but not least, you can also report an issue with the news story to Microsoft.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nThe options you see for a story\r\n\r\nYou can also interact with the cards that give you live data for stocks, sports, traffic, and so on. Click or tap the three dots (More options) button in the top-right corner of a card you want to edit. You can then hide the selected card, mark its data as not interesting to you, and more. The options available depend on the card that you want to edit and where it takes its data from.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nEditing a card from News and interests\r\n\r\nTIP: If you want to personalize the weather forecast, read this guide: How to make the Windows 10 Weather display temperature in \u00b0C or \u00b0F.\r\n\r\n\r\nHow to manage your interests for News and interests\r\nIf you want the \u201cNews and interest\u201d widget to show more relevant data, click or tap the Manage interests button in the top-right corner.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nClick or tap on Manage interests\r\n\r\nA new tab is opened in your default web browser, where you can \u201cDiscover Interests\u201d and click the + (plus) sign near the topics that interest you: Politics, Sports, Technology, Business News, etc. The list is very long and split into many categories. To add a subject of interest, click its + (plus) sign. To remove it, click its checkmark sign on the right.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nAdding or removing interests\r\n\r\nYou can also click or tap the \u201cTune your feed\u201d link at the bottom of the column on the left and then choose from a list of major publications the ones you prefer reading. When you finished selecting them, press Done.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nChoose the news publishers you prefer\r\n\r\nIf you want to see the content in another language or edit the cards shown, click or tap the Experience Settings tab on the top, and then change the settings you want.\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nConfigure your News and interests experience\r\nHow do you like the News and interests widget from Windows 10?\r\nBefore closing this tutorial, tell us whether you like the \u201cNews and interest\u201d widget. Do you consider it practical and easy to use? Or does it annoy you, so you prefer it removed from the Windows 10 taskbar? Comment below and share your opinion. We want to know whether Windows 10 users like it or not.