Why news and interests doesn’t appear on the Taskbar after Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21286 installation?

News and Interests

Microsoft recently released Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 21286 with new features. The notable mention is the addition of news and interests module on the Windows 10 Taskbar. If you select the relevant icon, you will view the latest news happening in your country with temperature, traffic information, sports, and others.

If you are unable to view the news and interests module on the Taskbar, then you have to do a workaround. If you had shut down your system after the download of the update and rebooted the system, then you will not be able to view the update. In such a case, you have to restart your system by selecting the Power icon from the Windows 10 Start menu. You will be able to view news and interests icon on the Taskbar after the restart.

You should also note that news and interests feature is currently available only in select regions. If the icon on the Taskbar is not visible even after a restart, then you should ideally wait until Microsoft rolls out the functionality. We expect the company to push the news module in the next update after making the required modifications and refinements.

Microsoft gathers all feedback from the feedback hub and incorporates the specific elements for the upcoming updates. In addition to news and interests, Microsoft also added Storage spaces and a new diskusage command line utility.

If you hover your mouse over the icon, Windows 10 will display the latest news and interests based on your location. You can fetch more content by selecting “See more news” link. The module also displays stock tickers with latest information. You need not have to navigate to Google and other ad-filled portals to read news. You can fetch all information from the news and interests module.

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