Office Mobile apps updated with Fluent Design Elements


At Build 2017 Microsoft unveiled their new design language called Fluent Design System aka Project NEON. It builds upon the design language introduced with Windows 10, with its simple and clean interfaces, but adds some much-needed flair to the UI.

So many Universal Windows Platform updated with the this new design language including myTube, Groove Music, Films and TV and more. And now Office Mobile apps finally gets first glimpse of the Fluent Design system. Microsoft rolled out an update for its Office Mobile App on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The update is available for Windows Insiders in the Fast Ring.

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Office Mobile apps now have the acrylic blur and the reveal highlight on hovering the mouse. Though there is no official change-log available as of now and no other notable eye catchy changes available in this update. They added Fluent Design’s Acrylic material to the sidebar of the apps which is actually quite subtle compared to other UWP apps by company.

Furthermore, the acrylic effect also found in the header and ribbon of the Office Mobile apps. In case if you don’t know Fluent Design System won’t be showing up completely with Fall Creators Update. It will take several release Redstone 3, 4…. But with every big release we will see some major UI and UX changes in many component. The first wave of the update is now rolling out and company is already thinking about another wave. The new wave will include the 360 degree video rotation playback for apps dynamic headers, depth and more material improvement in acrylic.

You can go ahead and update your Office Mobile apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) from the Windows Store.

Note: OneNote didn’t get Fluent Design elements yet.