Microsoft has just freshened up its news application for Windows 10 which had begun to look slightly outdated. A newer version of the app has been released to Windows Insiders which brings it closer to the overall Windows 10’s Fluent Design. This recent move has been made shortly after the company rebranded and refreshed Microsoft News for Android and iOS users. It is an indication that Microsoft is serious about keeping its application up-to-date throughout all platforms.
Presently, the app is only available for Window Insiders but one can also get the recent version by choosing to receive app updates without upgrading PC to a new build version.
In the new app update, the core features have not really been replaced and news feed can be personalized by entering one’s interests, browsing content by category or viewing specific sources. The app still has a pretty clean layout and news can be viewed from multiple sources. Breaking news alerts can also be received for keeping one in the loop.
The basic change that the new update has received is related to its visual look. The new version has a Fluent Design and the name of the app has been changed to Microsoft News.
What are the gaps?
According to tech experts, presently the application is lacking reveal effects which alter depending on where the mouse is over an icon. It also has a back button in a location which goes against the company’s guidelines.
Users are hoping to see these small gaps being fixed before the app is publicly released. It is understandable that this is only a preview version of Microsoft News, therefore the bugs are expected to be removed prior to its public release.