How to Disable News in Widgets on Windows 11

Although this feature of Windows 11 is designed to provide users with quick access to information from apps, widgets are often flooded with a stream of unnecessary news for most users.

In addition to displaying the latest news and updates from various sources, widgets allow quick access to the weather forecast, calendar events, exchange rates, and some apps that offer widget support.

How to Disable News in Widgets on Windows 11

To disable news in Widgets on Windows 11 and leave only the applications that matter to you, all you need to do is follow these steps:

1. Open the widget panel, then click on the settings icons at the top. (see the image below)

2. Access the “Show or hide feeds” option from the widget settings menu.

Show or hide feeds
Show or hide feeds

3. Disable the option for news feeds (Feed).

4. In the dialog box that opens, click the “Turn Off” button to confirm that you want to disable the feed in Windows 11 widgets.

Turn Off Feeds in Windows 11 Widgets
Turn Off Feeds in Windows 11 Widgets

After this step, news and updates will be removed from Windows 11 widgets.

Windows 11 Widgets
Windows 11 Widgets

Related: How to Disable Ads in the Start Menu on Windows 11

You can then customize Windows 11 widgets with information from the applications that truly matter to you. For example, you can add the Spotify widget, which allows you to play music or access popular playlists with just a few clicks, weather forecast widgets, notes, calendar events, and many others.

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