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- Microsoft has announced that users will be able to disable MSN feed in the widget table on Windows 11 later this year.
- Users will be able to choose between different widget table layouts, some with and without the MSN feed.
- There will be a “widgets only” layout for users who don’t want to see MSN news.
Microsoft announced during its Build 2023 developer keynote on May 24 that it will finally allow users to disable the Microsoft News feed that is in Windows 11’s widget table via an update coming later. this year, finally offering a layout that only shows your widgets.
Currently, the Windows 11 Widget Table does not have the option to disable MSN feed, which means your widgets are mixed with news and videos pulled from the Microsoft News website. While you can hide posts you don’t like, you’ve never been able to delete News Feed altogether.
But that will change later this year when Microsoft rolls out an update to Windows 11 that enables a new “widgets-only” layout, removing the MSN feed entirely. Users will be able to choose between different layouts, some with and without the MSN feed present.
Microsoft has been working on some big updates for the widgets panel on Windows 11 over the past few months. In the latest version of Windows 11, the company introduced a new widget table UI that separates the widgets from the MSN feed, and it looks like we’ll be getting more layout options later this year.
Windows Central also understands that Microsoft is working on a feature that will allow users to pin widgets directly to the desktop, without having to open the Widgets Table first. This is likely a feature planned for the next major Windows platform release, currently targeting a fall 2024 release window.
The company just announced a bunch of new features in the works for Windows 11, many of which are expected to ship as part of the annual Windows feature update in the fall. There’s a new AI assistant, RGB device support, built-in support for archive formats like 7zip and RAR, and more.