Windows 11 New Update brings Facebook Messenger Widget

Microsoft rolled out the new windows 11 insider preview build 25284 update in the dev channel.

This Windows 11 2023 update brings new third-party widgets for the Facebook Messanger app using this widget you can monitor your chat instantly from widgets.

This new app widget is currently in preview and it requires the installation of the latest version of Facebook Messenger from the Microsoft Store.

Facebook developers are the first ones who released a third-party widget on Windows 11, and Microsoft hopes other developers will create widgets for their Windows apps with the Windows App SDK 1.2

Today’s build 25284 doesn’t include other new features, but there are some notable bug fixes listed below.

There is one Hidden feature in this build 25284 that You will soon be able to run an in-place upgrade to the same build without installation media it seems. (new Fix problems using Windows Update option)


Taskbar & System Tray

  • Fixed an issue where right-clicking on certain icons in the hidden icons flyout would make the flyout dismiss rather than bring up the context menu for that icon.

Search on the Taskbar

The fixes only apply to Windows Insiders who received one of the different treatments for how search looks on the taskbar that began rolling out to Insiders with Build 25252:

  • Fixed an explorer.exe crash which was impacting some Insiders, related to the search box in the taskbar.


  • When search suggestions are triggered while using the Pinyin IME, the keyboard focus will now stay on the current candidate. To move focus to the search suggestions, press Tab.


  • Fixed an issue for PCs with touch, where when using certain apps in full-screen mode it wasn’t possible to swipe down from the top of the screen to make the title bar appear.


  • Fixed an issue that was causing certain apps to hang or crash when saving files as PDFs in the last few builds.
  • Fixed an issue where using the cast option in an app may unexpectedly not show any devices in recent builds.

NOTE: Some fixes noted here in Insider Preview builds from the Dev Channel may make their way into the servicing updates for the released version of Windows 11.

Known issues


  • NEW Some Insiders may have issues accessing websites and other resources via VPN connections. See this forum post for details and how to work around the issue.
  • IMPORTANT: Some Arm64 devices may fail to resume sleep/hibernate when running Build 25281, experiencing a hang at the OS boot logo. To bypass this bug, please use the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) to roll your device back to the previous build. Instructions can be found here: ms/WinRERollback.
  • Using Windows Hello to sign in with facial recognition may not work on Arm64 PCs. A workaround for this is to use the Hello PIN path.
  • Some users are experiencing longer than expected update times installing recent builds. We are actively investigating this issue.
  • We’re investigating reports that some Insiders are experiencing freezes when using the browser and certain other apps after the previous Dev Channel flight.


  • NEW Third-party widgets may occasionally disappear from the widgets board. They can be re-added by clicking refresh or by re-pinning them from the widgets picker.
  • NEW Third-party widgets may occasionally get unpinned when the Microsoft account is used to sign in to multiple Windows 11 devices.
  • NEW The undo button on the widget pinned/unpinned toast notification sometimes doesn’t work.

Taskbar & System Tray

  • The taskbar is sometimes cropped in half when using the tablet-optimized taskbar. You may also see this issue on secondary monitors.

Search on the Taskbar

The following known issues only apply to Windows Insiders who received one of the different treatments for how search looks on the taskbar that began rolling out to Insiders with Build 25252:

  • There is an issue where you will be unable to change the taskbar search box to show as an icon only via taskbar settings in some cases. To work around this issue, first change to a different option, and then after, you should be able to choose to show it as an icon only.

Task Manager

  • Some dialogs may not render in the correct theme when applied from Task Manager Settings page.
  • The data content area of the Processes page may flash once when these changes are applied in the Task Manager Settings page.

Windows Spotlight

The following known issues only apply to Windows Insiders who received one of the different treatments of Windows Spotlight that began rolling out to Insiders with Build 25281:

  • NEW Clicking on a secondary monitor does not dismiss the full-screen experience.
  • NEW Spotlight wallpaper doesn’t show the correct resolution on multiple / mixed-resolution monitors.
  • NEW In some cases, people are not getting a consistent refresh on a daily basis.

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