The built-in Microsoft Store app in Windows 10 receives a brand new icon. This update is another step in direction Microsoft took with their intention to create a set of new icons for all platforms. Microsoft is known for making new colorful icons for Windows 10. The new icons were expected to be used in a special edition of the OS for dual-screen devices, Windows 10X. However, Microsoft has made icons available across the entire Windows 10 family.
Windows 10 comes with a number of Store apps preinstalled. The user can manually install more Universal Windows Platform apps developed by Microsoft and third-parties from the Store when needed. It is also possible to purchase apps and other multimedia contents using the Store app.
The Microsoft Store app allows you to update apps automatically. This is enabled by default. It caches some details about installed and available apps to speed up the process of browsing them and improving the responsiveness of the Store app. If you are using a Microsoft account, your apps will be available across all your devices thanks to the 'My Library' feature of the Store.
The new icon for the Microsoft Store app follows Microsoft's fluent design system. Here's how it looks:
All the known icons are below.
Photos app (November 22, 2019)
The app has received a new colorful icon, will be available for both Core and Desktop editions of Windows 10.
For comparison, the older version looks as follows:
Note: Office Sway is a presentation program and is part of the Microsoft Office family of products. Sway was offered for general release by Microsoft in August 2015. It allows users who have a Microsoft account to combine text and media to create a presentable website.
- Version 1
- Version 2
Movies & TV
Actual icon version.
Snip & Sketch
Microsoft Planner has received a new icon, following the designs of icons for PowerPoint, OneNote, Calendar for Android, Teams, and Yammer.
MS Office icons
Mail and Calendar apps for Android
For some reason, the new icon is only available to Insiders in the in Release Preview Channel. Users who are in the Beta and Dev channels of Windows 10 are not currently seeing this change.
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