A recent report claimed 3rd party widgets support coming to Windows 11 with its 22H2 aka Sun Valley 2 update this year. Now, the updated Microsoft documentation has confirmed this report by adding bits about the 3rd party widget support.

Screenshots of the updated document were posted on Twitter. These screenshots reveal how Microsoft has explained ease of creation, and publication of widgets via Microsoft store. Even web widgets will be supported that should make it easy to increase the number of widgets in Microsoft store.

Microsoft lists the features of the Adaptive cards used in 3rd party widgets in one of the screenshot.

  • Platform-agnostic snippets of UI, designed for integration into Host experiences like Widgets
  • Automatically styled to match the Host experience.
  • Low memory and CPU usage
  • Anyone can build them.

The Windows 11 update destined to come out next year will be the version 22H2. As per a new report this update will bring much-desired and currently missing Taskbar features back. It may also bring system-wide Dark mode and many other new features and UI changes.

The Windows 11 version 22H2 update is termed Sun Valley 2 update internally. It may follow the Windows 11 21H2 release date schedule. Read more about Windows 11 version 22H2 new features and release date by clicking here.