Microsoft Looks to ‘Modernise’ Windows 10 Feel with New Colourful App Icons


Microsoft has announced that it is currently in the process of rolling out new colourful icons for its existing apps to give the Windows 10 operating system. Some of the first few apps to get the newly redesigned icons include: Calculator, Groove Music, Mail, Voice Recorder, Alarms & Clock, Movies & TV, and Calendar. The redesigned app icons are currently available to Fast Ring testers of Windows 10 and will soon be rolled out on all devices.

The latest development comes days after the company announced several updates at Microsoft 365 Developer Day event for its upcoming Windows 10X operating system. There has also been mention that the Windows 10 start menu will be an icon-based Launcher, more akin to the Android ecosystem. The new icon push by Microsoft is part of the company’s Fluent Design effort that aims to modernise the look and feel of its software and services. 

Currently, it is still unclear when we will see these updates on Windows 10 but all changes will feature in Windows 10X that will be launched later this year.

Previously in 2018, Microsoft had rolled out redesigned icons for all Office 365 applications on both desktops and smartphones. 

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