Widgets in Windows 11 is an extensible AI-powered feed

Winaero readers and Windows enthusiasts already know that Windows 11 comes with a brand new Widgets feature, which is the infamous News and Interests flyout on steroids. Widgets do not appear in the taskbar, instead they run into their own glassy area which can be opened with a hotkey, taskbar button, and swipe from the left.

Windows 11 Widgets On Desktop

During the Windows 11 event Microsoft today confirmed that widgets can be created by third-party developers. Earlier, it was just a guess based on researches and findings by enthusiasts.

Microsoft's Panos Panay mentioned that Widgets are the open platform for developers. While he didn't share much about them, he said the feed is a personalized content powered by AI. We are looking for Microsoft to share more details on how this feature works and how third-party devs can utilize it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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