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On Windows 10 version 1909 and newer releases, Microsoft has added a "News and Interests" widget on the Taskbar (see blogpost):

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How can I remove this Widget from the Taskbar?

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You can disable the “News and Interests” Widget feature by:

  1. Right-Click the Taskbar
  2. Select "News and Interests"
  3. Select "Turn off".

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The above method disables it, however, if you right-click the Taskbar, you will still see an option "News and interests", If you want to fully remove it, you can use the Registry:

Save the following with a ".reg" extension and run it, restart your File Explorer or restart your computer to apply:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Feeds]
"EnableFeeds"=dword:00000000

To re-enable the Widget, save the following with a ".reg" extension and run it:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Feeds]
"EnableFeeds"=-

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