How to Disable News and Interests Widget in Window 10

Today we will see how to completely disable news and interests widget introduced in the latest update. The procedure is really very simple, all you have to do is follow the few steps listed in the guide below.

How to Disable News and Interests Widget in Window 10
How to Disable News and Interests Widget in Window 10

We would like to clarify that this widget is currently being released for all users of the most recent versions of Windows 10.

Microsoft has started public distribution just over the last few weeks and to access the News and Interests functionality just click on the appropriate icon on the taskbar.

How to Disable News and Interests Widget in Window 10
How to Disable News and Interests Widget in Window 10

Although it is possible to hide the widget from the Windows 10 taskbar with a simple right click and selecting News and interests> Deactivate, you may want to deactivate this feature in a more radical way with the procedure below.

Steps to Disable News and Interests Widget in Window 10

  • Open Windows Search and type Edit Group Policy, then hit Enter. The Local Group Policy Editor will open.
  • From the side navigation pane, go to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> News and Interests.
  • Click the Enable News & Interests setting on the taskbar, then click Change Policy Setting.
  • In the management window that opens, click on Disabled, then on Apply and OK.

Once the last step is completed, the News and interests will therefore be completely deactivated. To restore the functionality, just follow the previous steps and click on Enabled, instead of Disabled.

Hope you can remove the News feed and interests widget in Windows 10. If you have any issues, comment us in the comment box.

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