Although Windows 11 22H2, the first major update to the operating system, is expected to arrive in late September 2022, Microsoft continues to include parts of its features in the first Windows 11 release. The company has started rolling out an update to the Windows Web Experience Pack that supports Windows Widgets and enables taskbar widget notifications.
With the latest Web Experience Pack update, Windows 11 will display more relevant and live content on the taskbar. Besides the weather forecast, users will notice information from other gadgets, such as sports, finance or breaking news. The taskbar will continue to show the weather most of the time, occasionally changing to other widgets when something important happens. If the user doesn’t interact with the notifications, the taskbar reverts to showing the weather forecast.
Microsoft says receiving an updated version of the Windows Web Experience Pack will take days or weeks as the company rolls out new features gradually, not to all customers at once. If you are new to Windows 11 and its widgets, check out the official documentation that describes Windows Widget capabilities, personalization options, notifications, and other features.
Widget notifications are a nice addition to the existing capabilities of Windows 11, but many users agree that Windows Widgets need more improvement. The Feedback Hub is filled with ideas (and complaints) from users, and you can find the top 10 features and changes customers wanted for Windows Widgets in our dedicated post.