Updated Windows 10 Settings app surfaces with sleek header

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Microsoft is testing a fresh take on Windows 10's integrated Settings app, with a new header propagating among select Insiders. Surfacing across PCs running this week's latest Fast Ring release, Build 18298, the menu brings a sleek at-a-glance display of key Windows information.

The new header highlights the user's connected Microsoft account, alongside ties to Windows Update, and the Your Phone mobile companion. As reported by OnMSFT, a variant of this header is also circulating with a Microsoft Rewards shortcut, showcasing current total earnings. We're yet to see the feature in action, though Windows Central reader, Kenneth, showed us what it offers.

Further improving Settings navigation, this presents shortcuts to the essentials, with a neat dynamic edge. With the header seemingly in A/B testing, requirements are unclear, meaning you'll likely need to wait for a potential wider rollout.

Have you received the newly-updated Settings interface? Let us know in the comments section.

Matt Brown

Matt Brown was formerly a Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.