Microsoft Starts Testing Fluent Design Icons for Native Windows Apps

Therefore, the famous Redmond-headquartered company is eager to make its users upgrade to Windows 10, but things are not actually going according to the plan. You can read all about our approach to updating the icons in Windows 10 in this Medium post from the Microsoft Design Team!

Microsoft has been working on a new icon design for all its apps and services recently. The first are now available to testers on the Fast Ring.

You'll get the new visuals when the relevant apps are next updated (so you can manually check for updates if you're keen to have a look at how these redesigned UI elements have turned out).

These icons will be phased in over the next couple of months through app updates via the Microsoft Store and via release previews of Windows 10.

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You can find out more about the new icon designs here.

Fixed an issue resulting in OneDrive not working and using an unexpectedly high amount of CPU for some Insiders on the previous build. Microsoft is continuing to investigate additional c1900191 errors on other devices.

We fixed an issue impacting Start menu reliability after upgrade for some Insiders. These design changes have also expanded to mobile versions of Office applications, and Microsoft has focused on the Fluent Design system in mobile applications as well. To safeguard Insiders who might have these versions installed on their PC, Microsoft has applied a compatibility hold on these devices from being offered affected builds of Windows Insider Preview. In addition, Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser now has a new icon.

As reported by, for some people these icons have already started rolling out to Insider builds. For example, the mail icon is only slightly different in the latest Fast ring build. Microsoft also plans to refresh apps like Photos to more colorful options.

  • Delia Davidson