Hide Microsoft weather & news pop-up in taskbar

recently this weather and new widget showed up in my taskbar and I'm not able to figure out how to hide it. It's not hidden when I select do not show cortana. It seems to be a microsoft driven add-on because the bottom says "Microsoft News" and it opens msn on any link I click. It auto-expands when you hover over it and it's blocking important widget space like battery. Feels like it behaves more like a virus than a microsoft add-on but I'm quite sure my system's clean.

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Or here's the one that actually worked:

1. Right-click anywhere on the taskbar
2. Go to News and Interests
3. Choose Turn off to turn it off

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Last updated June 24, 2021 Views 6,285 Applies to: