Earlier this year, there was an indication that the Microsoft Windows Team was on the verge of creating support for third-party widgets installation from the Microsoft Store. Well, it seems those plans might actually come to fruition. As spotted by Firecube on Twitter, a screenshot was shared highlighting that indeed the feature was well on its way in a widgets manifest update.
Widget manifest update shows more evidence of being able to download third party widgets and updates from the Microsoft Store.#Windows11 #FluentDesign pic.twitter.com/RgBYCq7sgZ
— FireCube (@FireCubeStudios) April 13, 2022
As such, this integration will help address the numerous complaints lodged by users concerning the Windows 11 unpopular widget pane. With that said, users will be able to put this feature to more use. Third-party widgets will allow you to curate this feature to meet your preference, as compared to the current arrangement where it provides you with the basics, that is, calendar, to-do list, weather, etc.
Microsoft only shared a glimpse of the feature during the recent Windows 11 event. The most notable enhancement spotted was the full-screen user interface, which is ideally supposed to accommodate the third-party widgets installations.