The new colourful icons for Windows 10 and Microsoft products
were first spotted in Windows 10X, a modular version of the
operating system. In March, Microsoft started rolling out the
icons to Windows 10 UWP apps and now the Fluent Design is
finally making its way to Win32 apps, such as the
Microsoft Teams was also updated with a touch of Fluent
Design on the web for some users and the same experience is
now rolling out to Microsoft Edge.
Microsoft talked about the refreshed icons in January and the
firm believes that the icons will help users easily navigate
Microsoft is moving away from the flat and monochromatic icons
to colourful ones with rounded corners, and increased depth, so
they look good in all themes.
As you can see in the above screenshot, Microsoft Edge icons
now have more rounded corners. For example, the new ‘Tab’ icon
now has rounded edges. Previously, the firm was using sharp
edges for new tab icon and it’s only the beginning of the “two
Microsoft is currently planning to use rounded icons for
elements like tabs, favorites, navigation bar, menu, settings
page, etc. The second phase of Microsoft Edge icons update will
be all about advanced settings, such as Developer Tools
(Inspect Element), Network condition load, etc.
Microsoft has already confirmed that rounded corners are in
line with Windows 10’s new interface. It’s unclear when we’ll
new interface of Windows 10 with rounded corners, but
rumours suggest that the big update will begin rolling out in
the second half of 2020.
It’s also worth noting that Microsoft has already rolled out
new icons for Mail and Calendar, Groove Music, Calculator, etc.
There are plans to launch more icons for Windows 10 and other
products in the coming months.