Microsoft details Windows 10’s new taskbar experience

Windows 10 taskbar new UI

Microsoft recently announced that
it’s working on a new taskbar feature called ‘news and
interests’ for Windows 10. The feature is already available to
Windows Insiders on the Dev Channel of the program and
Microsoft is now taking the news feed to the next level by
adding support for the full-fledged weather report.

For those unfamiliar, Windows 10’s ‘news and interests’ feature
is built right into the taskbar and it is essentially an MSN
feed. If you use taskbar’s news feed, you don’t have to browse
websites manually or news feeds in your browser.

All your favourite news and contents will appear directly in
the taskbar, and it’s updated automatically via Microsoft’s MSN
network.

Taskbar feed update

With Build 21292, Microsoft is now adding a new weather feed to
the taskbar, and it’s going to be built right into the flyout.
To access the weather feed, you need to tap on the weather tile
in the news feed to see the alerts that update throughout the
day.

The weather card can now also display a full-page view of the
weather. This means you’re going to get detailed information on
current temperature, wind speed, and humidity level.

Weather card

Of course, you can still open the feed in your browser and dive
deeper beyond the summary. This will allow you to see an
interactive map and severe weather events.

There’s also a new 10-day forecast to help you plan your week.

In addition to news and weather feed, Microsoft is also working
on a new Traffic card, which can deliver traffic alerts,
traffic map and access to traffic cameras in select locations.

The news, weather and traffic are going to show up
automatically when you click on the weather icon on the
taskbar.

As we mentioned above, this new taskbar experience is still
limited to those in the Windows Insider program and it’s going
to evolve over time.

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