Windows 11 will support widgets powered by AI

Microsoft announced Windows 11 today, including a long list of new features. The new operating system will support widgets, allowing developers to create interactive experiences. Widgets are popular on Android, iOS, and iPadOS, so adding support for them on Windows should help Microsoft catch up with its competition.

Windows 11 Widgets Fullscreen

The new widgets panel can span the full screen and will be open to developers.Source: Microsoft

Before the official announcement of Windows 11, it was believed that widgets might be limited to content from Microsoft, essentially making it a repurposed news and interests widget. That is not the case, as Microsoft explained that it will open the platform up to developers.

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Microsoft’s Panos Panay calls widgets a “beautiful sheet of glass” that delivers a personalized feed powered by AI.” He didn’t detail how the feature will work, but it has been confirmed by Microsoft that at some point, developers will be able to access it.

This is a developing story. We will add more information as it becomes available.

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