With the latest Windows 10 build in the Dev channel, Microsoft has updated the Start menu folder icons used to show the app groups. The change is now available in Windows build 20161.
Here is a quick comparison of the new and old icons.
The icons look less flat, and follow the Fluent Design guidelines. As you can see in the above screenshot, they nicely suit the modern colorful app icons Microsoft has recently rolled out to the public.
The new icons are part of the new Start menu, which Microsoft today made available to more users. As you may remember, it was disabled for majority of the Insiders.
The company describes the change as 'a more streamlined design that removes the solid color backplates behind the logos in the apps list and applies a uniform, partially transparent background to the tiles. This design creates a beautiful stage for your apps, especially the Fluent Design icons for Office and Microsoft Edge, as well as the redesigned icons for built-in apps like Calculator, Mail, and Calendar that Microsoft started rolling out earlier this year'.
The updated Start menu has an attractive appearance.