Back in 2015, Microsoft announced new Messaging app for Windows 10 based on Skype. Windows 10’s Messaging app is still available and almost after one year, the company is updating the application with Fluent Design changes. Since Microsoft is betting big on Skype, the company stopped updating the Messaging app.
Today, Windows 10’s Messaging app has been updated to version 3.36.14001.0 with Fluent Design, the update is available for Windows Insiders on the Fast Ring. Microsoft may be planning to improve the Messaging app in the future updates for the Always-Connected PCs and long rumoured Andromeda Surface Phone.
Microsoft announced Fluent Design last year at the Build developer conference, codenamed Project NEON, the new design language brings a visual overhaul to Windows 10 across Start Menu and applications. For who opted into Windows Insider program are able to test more elements of Fluent Design than the general users.
Fluent Design is based on Depth, Material, Light, Motion and Scale. The design language enables a visual effect, only noticeable when users will hover the cursor on the menu. The Fluent Design that has been implemented in the Messaging app enhances the overall experience, the app is however still missing important features.
“The new Reveal Highlight behaviour is an interaction visualization that helps guide users. Reveal is now enabled by default on ListView and other XAML collection controls in experiences that target the Fall Creators Update,” the company said.