Microsoft reveals major redesign of Office App icons, here is what they look like

Microsoft reveals major redesign of Office App icons, here is what they look like
It's been five years since the Office icons were updated, so Microsoft's today announcement is definitely something that the company marks as a major achievement. Responding to its customer feedback, Microsoft has finally decided that its Office icons need a redesigned.

The release of the new icons is just a pretext for Microsoft to explain the whole process behind it. The new colors the Redmond-based company chose for these icons are meant to be bolder, lighter and friendlier to the eye.

The main idea behind the new design is separating the letter and the symbol in the icons, which allowed Microsoft to maintain familiarity and simplicity of the app. The traditional tool formatting has been removed to make room to the new language design.

Previous Office icons had a document outline for Microsoft Word and a spreadsheet outline for Excel, but the new icons show lines of text to Word and individual cells for Excel.

According to Microsoft, the new icons will begin rolling out across platforms in the coming months starting with mobile, so expect to see them on your Android or iOS devices very soon.



1. morgeus09

Posts: 107; Member since: Aug 19, 2018


2. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Looks really good :) modern & simple :)

3. KingSam

Posts: 1505; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

It’s apart of the bigger windows 10 iconography redesign.

4. DolmioMan

Posts: 346; Member since: Jan 08, 2018

How about they fix Windows 10 now. It’s been out for 4 years and they’ve still got junk in there that uses the windows 7 design language like the control panel. Everything needs a revamp with fluent design.

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Which "control panel"? Windows 10 have literally 3 control panels. One with scattered icons like win95, one with grouped category like win XP, and one with new look which follow win10 theme (it's dark in my case). They really need to clean up win10, and make it more streamlined with new looks in all system windows.

7. ijuanp03

Posts: 654; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

I feel you on this. I feel like they forgot to "theme" legacy apps. They should build from the ground up and not the other way.

8. Ichimoku

Posts: 178; Member since: Nov 18, 2018

2013 design is look more cool than this new design, IMO.

9. Shi.O

Posts: 50; Member since: Nov 11, 2011

I was wondering why android MS Office doesn't update. :D

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