Microsoft has revamped and redesigned the entire set of system icons for Windows 10. The new redesigned Windows 10 icons have a ‘Fluent Design’ and have more depth and colour to them. All the new icons will now be rolled out in a phased manner.
We should mention here that Microsoft has replaced the monochromatic silhouettes of icons with far more colourful ones. They informed this in a blog post and this explains how the company worked on the icons using its “Fluent Design Language”. The company also informed the new icons show a more uniform look across multiple platforms like Android, iOS and Mac.
“Leveraging the Fluent Design System, we introduced depth and color to our iconography. These additional cues are subtle, but they make a world of difference when scanning an interface,” Microsoft said in its blog post.
In the same blogspot, Microsoft has also shared how the icons have evolved over the years. For example the latest Mail icon looks like the first one introduced in 2001 but there is a modern twist.
The new Windows 10 icons will now be only visible to users with app updates from the Microsoft Store. The company has already rolled out the ‘Mail’ and ‘Calendar’ icons for users in the Release Preview ring for Windows Insiders.
As far as Windows Insiders are concerned, the ‘Fast’ ring will get to see the new Windows 10 icons from today. Microsoft will release more redesigned icons in the coming months.
As per one Windows Insider who has received the new icons, the colour scheme will not have to support the system accent colour. The start menu on Windows 10 will come with the default blue colour as the background colour instead of the system accent one.