Your Windows 10 taskbar will be given a new look and feel and functionality that will benefit your productivity. Windows 10 News and Interests will be published in the next few weeks. This feature is designed to help you stay up to date by taking a look at all the information that is most important to you.
Just like the beta test with Windows Insiders over the past few months, News and Interests is in a new hoverover hub in the system tray that contains the weather. Hovering your mouse over the hub reveals a curated mini collection of tiles with the most important information, including the full weather forecast, top news, stocks, traffic, and even sports scores.
You don't even have to click or open an app – everything you need to know is always at your fingertips. This is why, according to Microsoft, the feature is the fastest way to keep up-to-date on your Windows 10 PC.
“It should be easy to catch up on the things that are important to us. However, we often get stuck juggling devices, switching between websites, and browsing sources before we get what we're looking for. Messages and interests in the Windows system tray make this process easy with a hands-on, personalized experience that is all about you, ”said Aaron Woodman of Microsoft.
Like the rest of Windows 10, News and Interests is fully customizable and can even be turned off. You can customize the information cards based on your experience and customize how weather updates are displayed. You can even display the weather as an icon or just text.
For even more customization, you can also customize the information cards displayed, such as finance, sports, or traffic, to make sure you only see what interests you. Customization options are available through the Microsoft News Interest Manager, which you can customize to indicate what topics you are interested in or what sources you want to follow.
Microsoft has made a few changes to Messages and Interests in the system tray since they were first posted and tested with Windows Insiders. This includes more personalization options, an improved design, and expanded markets. Microsoft welcomes additional feedback from those who use it.