Microsoft will let you customize Windows 11 widgets

Windows 11 Widgets: Microsoft Making it Easier to Disable MSN Feed

The new Microsoft Operating System, Windows 11, has brought a number of exciting novelties, one of the most striking being the sidebar widget. This widget drops down from the desktop and displays personalized information about weather, calendar, traffic, news, and more. Unfortunately, not everyone is pleased with this feature, particularly with the MSN feed that takes up a large part of the widget and shows sponsored news sources chosen by Microsoft.

User Criticism Leads to Changes

Many users have voiced their desire to be able to disable MSN feed or customize it with their own news sources. Until now, the only way to do this was through third-party applications or by modifying the Windows registry, which may cause stability or security issues. However, it seems Microsoft has taken notice of the criticism and has announced that they will soon be offering an official option to turn off the MSN feed in Windows 11 widgets.

Official Option Coming Soon

According to an article posted on Windows Central, the option to disable the MSN feed is expected to be available by the end of this year, likely with the Windows 11 23H2 update.


Microsoft’s decision to offer an official option to disable the MSN feed in Windows 11 widgets is a welcome change for users who have been frustrated by the lack of customization options. With the update expected to be released by the end of the year, users will soon be able to enjoy their personalized Windows 11 widget experience.