Widgets news feed disabled

How to disable news feed from Widgets on Windows 11

Yes, you can now interact with the Widgets board on Windows 11 for your widgets without the news feed, and here's how.

  • To turn off the news feed on Widgets, open the dashboard (Windows key + W), click on “Settings,” open the “Show or hide feeds” setting, and turn off “My Feed.”

On Windows 11, you can now remove the news feed from the Widgets board, and in this guide, I’ll outline the steps to complete this process. Although the Widgets experience can provide quick access to information and perform small tasks, it mainly provides curated news from the new MSN news network, which usually only provides marketing-optimized, political, and unwanted content.

However, Microsoft has added an option to turn off the news feed, giving you access only to your widgets. You only need to know where to find the option.

In this guide, I will outline the steps to turn off the news feed for the Widgets feature on Windows 11.

Disable the news feed from Widgets on Windows 11

To remove the news feed from the Widgets board on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Click the Widgets button from the Taskbar (or use the “Windows key + W” keyboard shortcut).

  2. Click the Settings button in the top-right corner.

  3. Click the “Show or hide feeds” settings.

    Show or hide feeds settings

  4. Turn off the My Feed toggle switch to disable the news feed.

    Widgets disable news feed

  5. Click the Turn off button.

Once you complete the steps, the news feed will turn off on the Widgets board, and you will have access to the interface with the available widgets, including weather, Outlook calendar, To Do, Traffic, Photos, etc.

Windows 11 Widgets without news feed
Windows 11 Widgets without a news feed

If you want to turn on the feed again, you can toggle the “My Feed” switch from the “Show or hide feeds” settings.

In addition to turning off the feed, Microsoft is preparing changes for the Widgets dashboard, including a left navigation pane for switching views between widgets and news feeds.

Update April 24, 2024: This guide has been updated to ensure accuracy and reflect changes to the process.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 15 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 21 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me. Email him at [email protected].