With the Covid-19 pandemic in its second year, people are spending more and more time online. Some for entertainment, some work while some learn. Windows has therefore launched an exciting new feature that allows users to access constantly updating content depending on curated news and personalized interests. Windows has sensed that with so much time online, people are continually moving from one device to another for different features. Therefore, the new taskbar will allow the users to glance at their individualized content collected from various feeds on distinctive apps.
The taskbar doesn't only feature news and personalized content, rather its focus is on keeping its user updated so it also included weather information, the latest Covid-19 related news and keeping people connected with loved ones.
Some people may argue that a constant barrage of information desensitizes many people to the happenings around the world and many times people choose to ignore bad news rather than having to confront it day and night. This argument is undoubtedly a weighty one and needs reassurance. The taskbar opens up only when it's activated. People can even choose the type of news they want. Even better, AI integration helps users by avoiding news items that viewers ignore. The widget can be easily disabled as well.
Microsoft has been working on this update since January and it's quite surprising to see it being rolled out so early. The update is expected to reach all users by the end of this year.