Build 2022: Windows 11 will get support for third-party widgets before the end of the year

Widget support from third-party developers will appear in the Windows 11 operating system before the end of this year. Microsoft announced this at the Build 2022 annual developer conference. It is noted that developers will be able to create widgets, including as an addition to Win32 and PWA applications.

Recall that now Windows 11 only supports widgets from Microsoft, most of which are simple web applications for displaying weather, news and entertainment content.

“We’re encouraged by the user feedback we’ve received on widgets to date: people are enjoying quick access to the content that matters most to them in a convenient, non-disruptive way,” said Panos Panay, head of Windows and Devices. “Later this year, you’ll be able to start building widgets as a companion to your Win32 and PWA apps on Windows 11 powered by the Adaptive Cards platform.”

Unfortunately, Microsoft did not share additional information about the development of widgets in Windows 11. It is only worth noting that the company has begun testing widgets for the desktop in the current Insider builds. It is possible that in the future mini-applications can be placed not only on a special widget panel

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