How to Sign in and out of Widgets Board in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to sign in or sign out of Widgets board in Windows 11.

Widgets are feeds of content such as news, weather, stocks and traffic that are automatically updated with live information your widgets board.

The widgets board in Windows helps you personalize content from your favorite apps and services across the web and on your device, which you can add, remove, arrange, resize and customize.

Widgets are activated when you click on the widgets icon on the taskbar, or swipe from the left using touch, or press the Windows + W keys on your keyboard.

To use the widgets board, you must use your and sign into your Microsoft account, work account, or your school account.

How to sign in and out of widgets board in Windows 11

As mentioned above, widgets board in Windows helps you with personalized content from your favorite apps and services across the web and on your device, which you can add, remove, arrange, resize, and customize.

You must sign in with your Microsoft account in order to use it. Below is how to do that.

If you sign in to windows with your Microsoft account and you haven’t used the widgets board, you’ll be prompted to sign in using your Microsoft account.

If you sign into Windows with your local account, then a screen with a Sign in button will be presented when you attempt to use the widgets board.

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Next, type in your Microsoft account email address and click Next.

sign in with microsoft account widgets

Then type in your Microsoft account password and click Next.

windows 11 widgets microsoft account password

Next, choose one of the two options below:

Microsoft apps only if you only want to sign in to the widgets board with this Microsoft account.

When you simply click Next, your current Windows 11 local account will switch to this Microsoft account.

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After a successful sign in, you’ll use the widgets board.

windows 11 widgets board

If you want to sign out, click on your account picture or the default avatar, and select Sign out as highlighted below.

sign out of widgets board windows 11

That should do it!


This post showed you how to sign in or out of the widgets board in Widows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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