What you need to know
- The new Mail and Calendar icons are now rolling out to public Windows 10 builds.
- The icons sport a new design that's more colorful and less flat than prior versions.
- These are just a part of a larger design overhaul for Microsoft's Windows 10 icons.
Last week Microsoft unveiled a new design direction for the icons of many of its inbox apps, and today the first set has started arriving to the public. The Mail and Calendar icons are now rolling out to public release builds of Windows 10. Previously, they were available only to Windows Insiders in the Fast and Release Preview rings.
We've seen these new icons roll out on Windows 10 version 1909, otherwise known as the November 2019 Update. The icons are more colorful than their predecessors, mimicking the design language seen in the rest of the new icons Microsoft has on deck. It's unclear when we can expect the other icons to roll out, but Insiders on the Fast and Release Preview rings have the first crack at them.
The new aesthetic comes as Microsoft continues to shift forward with its Fluent Design language. This is on full display with Windows 10X, which will launch on Microsoft's upcoming Surface Neo dual-screen PC later this year.
The new Mail and Calendar icons appear to be rolling out now, but it's possible they won't arrive for everyone right away. Have you seen them land on your PC yet? Let us know in the comments.
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