Microsoft earlier today
launched the rebranded News app on Windows 10, and the
company is now rolling out a new update to Weather, Money and
Sports app with Fluent Design. It appears that the update is
only available for Windows Insiders, and it includes new Fluent
Design touches, such as blur effect (transparency).
The app now has a shortcut on the left sidebar to tell you
about Microsoft News and how you can get it on your mobile.
Microsoft’s Fluent Design is a new design language for Windows
10 that continuously evolves and blur effect is just a small
part of the visual makeover. Most of the first party apps
already support the Fluent Design, and today three new apps are
joining the push.
The Fluent Design’s blur effect is noticeable on the left
sidebar. In addition to Fluent Design implementation, the left
sidebar also includes a link to Microsoft News app for on
mobile devices. You can enter your phone number or email to
receive the download links on your phone.
The link basically points users to all mobile versions of the
app (on Android and iOS).
Microsoft is still testing the new app with Fluent Design and
should release it to everyone else in the coming days or weeks.
It’s worth mentioning that only Windows Insiders in the Fast
ring are getting it for now.