Another balmy Wednesday brings another fine Windows 10 build. This time, the Insider Preview Microsoft has pushed out comes with improvements to News and Interests.
Among other things.
Windows 10 build 21327 has landed in the Dev channel. And as usual, it is a preview of Windows 10 vNext, being from the prerelease branch and not being tied to a specific feature release of the operating system.
If you want something that is tied to a release, then you will have to look in the Beta channel, which is where you can test out Windows 10 version 21H1, ahead of its spring arrival.
Getting back to this version, though, there is nothing too significant.
Apart from a new look for News and Interests. This new design, Microsoft says, makes it even more delightful to scan and interact with the headlines and stories in your feed. Imagery from articles now shines through with a vibrant and colorful look, making your feed more beautiful.
Additionally, it is now easier to share your reaction to news with updated emoji graphics that let you respond with a like, love, surface, anger, and more.
Microsoft has also ousted new system icons in this build. These now better align with the Fluent Design style. There is a new font called Segoe Fluent Icons, and areas of the OS that use Segoe MDL2 assets like the Start Menu and the Settings app will include the new icon designs.
These have a much more rounded and simplified feel to them.
Drawing inspiration from the Windows 10X focus on user interface and user experience.
As usual, you can grab today’s build via Windows Update. You have to be enrolled in the Dev channel of the Windows Insider Program to gain access to it. This can also be done via the Windows Insider Preview tab in Settings.