How to Enable or Disable News and Interests Feature from Windows 10 Taskbar?

Enable or Disable News and Interests Feature

There is a new feature added to the Windows 10 Taskbar called, “News and Interests” on the April 2021 update. Although, Microsoft also gives you an option to enable or disable news and interests feature at any point of time, if you don’t need it or not required.

Make sure, your Windows is up-to-date if you wanted to use this latest feature.

If you see news and interests (icon with text) lying on your Windows 10 taskbar, this will provide you an information that might useful or important to you.

By default, news and interests icon along with text should automatically enable to your Windows 10 taskbar when Windows update is complete.

You do not need to look for any App, website or any other resource.

News and interests on the taskbar give you the information such as weather, latest news headlines, stock, traffic updates and many other information based on your interest.

Check below image, this is how it looks from your Windows 10 Taskbar.

news and interests widget

Once you click on that, it will appear as below image:

enable or disable news and interests feature

How to Turn off and Turn on News and Interests Widget?

On the other hand, many users dislike it and looking for the ways how to turn off news and interests options from taskbar?

Hereby, we come up with two options wherein you can easily add or remove news and interests icon from the Windows 10 taskbar:

Option 1: Add or Remove News and Interests Widget from Taskbar

By using taskbar only, you can easily remove or turn on news and interests widget icon. Here is how:

  • Right-click on your Windows 10 taskbar
  • Navigate to News and interests
  • In the associated context menu, you will see Show icon and text, Show icon only and Turn off
  • Based on your choice, select the option. If you select Turn off, immediately it will go away from your taskbar

turn off news and interests from windows 10 taskbar

Note: if you want News and Interests widget back on taskbar, apply above steps and select Show icon and text.

Option 2: Show or Hide News and Interests Widget from Taskbar with BAT file

This is another easy way to disable news and interests feature from your Windows 10 taskbar is by using a batch (.bat) file.

The Batch file will quickly modify the registry entry and enable or disable the associated feature.

Click below download button and get the associated .bat files in a single folder.

At last, Once you run one of the batch files, you should notice that a command prompt window will quickly open and closes to make the registry changes.

Add or Remove News and Interests icon Click To Tweet

Share this post to help others!!

Leave a Reply