Windows 11’s widgets panel will open its doors to third-party developers later this year


What you need to know:

  • Third-party widgets are coming soon to Windows 11.
  • Developers will be able to add them to Win32 or PWA apps.
  • Microsoft will share more details later this year.

Microsoft has announced during its Build 2022 developer conference that starting later this year, third-party app developers will be able to begin building interactive widgets as extensions of Win32 and PWA apps on Windows 11, which users can find and utilize in the Widgets panel.

Third-party widgets will be powered by Microsoft’s Adaptive Cards platform, and developers will be able to use said platform to extend their app experiences and provide useful info in the Widgets panel, even if the app is closed. 

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