The new widget will give users access to the news feed, weather information, stock information and more right from the taskbar.
The feature will work without the need of any third-party app or software, just like the People widget the company added a couple of years ago.
The company is relying on its MSN news service to curate news in the widget from over 4500 sources.
According to the company, the new widget is customisable. Users can choose from different genres, weather details and more as per their need. Also, they can simply click on ‘More stories like this’ or ‘Fewer stories like this’ to customise the experience.
Microsoft has also confirmed that the service will be free-to-use and ad-free as well.
Of course, users can choose to turn off the feature. All they need to do is right-click on the widget and hide it.
The company is rolling out the news and interest widget to Windows Insiders with Build 21286 in the Dev channel and Insiders. The company has also specified that users will need to restart their system after installing the build to enable the widget.
Also, the feature is currently available in select regions including India, USA, Canada, Great Britain and Australia.