Part of the operating system’s new UI changes.
It was reported that Windows 10 is due to get a visual UI overhaul this year and we now have a peek at some of the new changes coming to the operating system. Part of the new design change is the taskbar, which will now house a feed that lets you access information directly.
The taskbar will also house a news and weather widget, which can now be accessed without having to open the Start menu. The mini-feed that pops up is also fully customizable, letting you prioritize topics that you want to see first. Microsoft is also curating content from more than 4,500 news sources so you can find the most relevant news delivered straight to your feed.
The new feature is now available to all Windows Insiders, where they can now try out the new UI. Microsoft also states that the new taskbar would require the new Chromium-powered Edge browser to be installed since all links on the feed will instantly open on that browser.
Expect the new taskbar to appear in a major update releasing on Windows 10 later this fall.