How to Turn Off or Disable News and Interests on Windows 10 Taskbar?

Being a Windows user you might have noticed that there is a new button on the bottom right corner of your screen. The button shows the current news and weather and what’s different is that to see the news you just need to hover over the button. This button can be quite interesting when you want to keep a check on what is happening around you. However, it can be quite irritating because the news and interests keep popping up in between you working on your computer. If you are facing the same issues on your computer, we recommend you disable the feature. This is exactly what were are going to discuss in this risewindows post.

You may entirely stop or turn off Windows 10’s News and Interests capability in at least three different methods. These are listed below:-

  1. Using Windows 10 Taskbar
  2. Via Registry Editor
  3. Through Local Group Policy Editor

How to Remove News and Interests in Windows 10 using Taskbar?

Step 1: Right-click on the empty space on the taskbar. Select News and Interests after that, and then click on Turn Off.

Your Windows 10 Taskbar’s “News and Interests” button will no longer look like it.

How to Enable or Disable News and Interests in Windows 10 through Registry Editor?

Use the following steps to turn off News and Interests in Windows 10 Taskbar using the Registry Editor:-

Step 1: First, open Registry Editor on your computer.

Step 2: Locate the following key in the Registry Editor window’s left side pane:-

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Feeds

Step 3: To change the Value data, double-click on ShellFeedsTaskbarViewMode on the right side of the Feeds key. Any of the values listed below may be entered here:-

  • 0 = Show icon and text
  • 1 = Show the only icon
  • 2 = Remove everything

Set the Value value to 2 to remove News and interests from your Windows 10 Taskbar.

Step 4: Click on OK.

Since the changes take effect right away, your computer doesn’t need to be rebooted. When you complete the all the above steps, the News and Interests button will vanish from your computer. Repeat the steps on your Windows 10 computer and, in step 3, modify the Value data to either 0 or 1 to re-enable it.

How to Turn on or Turn off News and Interests in Windows 10 using Local Group Policy Editor?

Use the following steps to enable or disable News and Interests button on Windows 10 Taskbar with the help of the Local Group Policy Editor:-

Step 1: Open Local Group Policy Editor as the first step.

Step 2: Select the following path in the left side pane:-

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > News and interests

Step 3: Double-click on the policy labelled “Enable news and interests on the taskbar” located on the right side of the “News and interests” folder.

Step 4: Select Disabled.

Step 5: Click on [/keybt]Apply[/keybt].

Step 6: Click on OK.

After performing the above steps, Windows 10’s News and Interests function is now fully disabled. Reboot your computer after closing Local Group Policy Editor.

That is it.

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