Use widgets in Notification Center

macOS Big Sur introduces beautiful new and redesigned widgets for Notification Center. And they come in different sizes, so you can pick the one that works best for you.

How to view your widgets

To see your widgets in macOS Big Sur, open Notification Center:

  • Click the date or time in the menu bar.
  • Or swipe left with two fingers from the right edge of your trackpad.

Notification Center shows recent notifications on top, followed by widgets.

Notification Center in macOS Big Sur


How to add or remove widgets

Scroll to the bottom of Notification Center, then click Edit Widgets.

Add widgets to Notification Center

In the Edit Widgets view, click the add button  in the corner of any widget. If the widget is available in different sizes, click the small , medium , or large  button before adding the widget. Click Done when you're finished.

The Edit Widgets view in Notification Center

Remove widgets from Notification Center

In the Edit Widgets view, click the remove button  in the corner of the widget. Then click Done.

Reorder widgets in Notification Center

From the widgets section of Notification Center, drag any widget to change its position. You don't need to be in Edit Widgets view to reorder widgets.


How to find more widgets

Some apps include widgets, and installing the app also installs the widget. To find more apps that include widgets, search the App Store for ”Notification Center widget.”

Installed widgets automatically appear in the Edit Widgets view of Notification Center. You can filter widgets by category, or use the search field in the upper-left corner.

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