Windows 11’s Weather widget is coming to Windows 10 Lock Screen

Microsoft has backported the improved Weather widget on the Lock screen from Windows 11 to Windows 10. The latest Release Preview update for Windows 10, Build 19045.3992, KB5034203, includes an announcement for this addition in its changelog.

Richer Weather Lock Screen Example

Microsoft plans to gradually rollout the new option in the coming weeks. Similar to Windows 11, Windows 10 will display a detailed weather information on the lock screen. Hovering your mouse over the card will reveal more information, and clicking on it will open Microsoft Edge with a full weather forecast from MSN Weather.

Once it will land in your OS, you will be able to turn it on under Settings -> Personalization -> Lock Screen -> Lock Screen Status. Select the Weather option and you are done.

To turn off the widget, simply select the “Nothing” option.

It is worth noting that by the end of last year Microsoft revised its Windows 10 strategy and resumed the development of new features for this operating system. After the departure of Panos Panay, the Windows Web Experiences division, led by Mikhail Parakhin, wants to provide Microsoft services to as many users as possible. That unified department is curating the development of client versions of Windows.

Moreover, in the near future, Windows 10 users will have access to the Copilot feature, a chatbot based on the GPT-4 language model. There will likely be some other features coming to Windows 10 over the course of the year.

According to Windows Central, Microsoft intends to reopen the Insider Beta channel for Windows to test new features in development.

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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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