Microsoft has given the icon for its Office family of apps a whole new, fresh and modern look, and they are very proud of it. The new set of icons is part of Microsoft’s ongoing overhaul of the Office experience with a shift towards a more cloud-centric service.
According to Microsoft, the redesigned Office icons are supposed to be more simple and modern to work across multiple devices and platforms. This initiative is also part of Microsoft’s reflection that represents how much the Office family of apps have evolved over the past five years since the icons last received an update.
With the new icons, Microsoft replaced the hard outlines used on the current set with a more softer edge both in terms of look and the choice of colours. With the new set, each icon is now divided into two sections: one for the letter and the other is the distinctive shape that denotes the app’s function. For instance, the PowerPoint icon gets a pie chart and Excel gets a green square that’s further broken into cells, just like an Excel sheet.
The Office apps are not the only ones that’s getting their icons updated. Other Microsoft apps like Skype, Teams and Outlook are getting updated too.
The new Microsoft app icons