Exciting news from our friends at WordPress!
Version 4.8 has many enhancements that were not previously possible without having to use a relevant plugin! It has new improvements in many areas like links and the dashboard’s news section etc.
But in my opinion, the most exciting update is in the widgets area, where we can now add video, audio, images and even have proper text formatting!
This makes it much easier to have any type of media and great looking text right there in the widget, no plugin needed!
See the full list of WordPress 4.8 Enhancements and functionality here
Source: WordPress 4.8 “Evans”