One of the most notable features of the Windows 11 operating system, apart from the new Start menu, is the widget bar. However, it did not arouse much enthusiasm on the part of users, since all widgets are created by Microsoft and are limited in terms of functionality and settings. However, this situation may soon change.
Even before the official debut of Windows 11, there were rumors that Microsoft would allow third-party widgets in the new OS. Enthusiasts have now found evidence of the imminent launch of support for third-party widgets in a developer advisory posted on Microsoft’s website.
The support document assumes that third-party widgets will be web-facing, and Microsoft has no plans to open the ability to create Win32 or UWP widgets yet, but this may change in the future.
As noted by the thematic resource WindowsLatest, the new “Widgets” may be part of the big Windows 11 22H2 update, also known as Sun Valley 2. The release of this version is expected at the end of summer. The focus will be on improving the quality of the existing user interface.