Windows 10: How to get rid of Microsoft News on my taskbar?


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You must be wondering how to disable or enable "news and interests" taskbar widget. This happens when you update your Windows 10 version.
Here are the steps to get rid of Microsoft News widget that appears on the task bar, next to the notification area.

Microsoft News and Interests Widget

Basically, this widget allows you quick access to trending top news, weather and stock information etc. When you click on any news, it opens Microsoft Edge where you can personalize news feed based in your interest and location.

If this widget is not for you, here is how to get rid of it.
  • Right Click on the widget, go to News and Interests
  • Select Turn Off Option.
  • The widget is gone.
Reverse the action if you would like to enable the widget by right-clicking on the taskbar.

That's it,
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