Microsoft Store in Windows 10

Microsoft today rolled out a new update for its Store app for both Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile. The latest update comes with some new changes in addition to the Acrylic effect which was added couple of weeks ago and introduction of new Section “Departments” with the last update.

The latest update bumps the app to new version 11805.1001.3.0. The update is available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile users enrolled in the Release Preview ring.

The update brings some new changes to the Store application with Microsoft adding new Reveal effect to the already available Fluent Design elements. The Reveal effect is available for both Windows 10 PC and Mobile users.

The search bar has undergone some major changes both for PC and Mobile, with the search bar now hidden by default on the PC version of the application. You will only be able to see the search icon now instead of the regular search bar. The Mobile version now has a reduced size of the search bar.

Microsoft has made some improvements to the display of the apps grid for mobiles with larger display will now be able to display 3 applications per line. This can be viewed especially for devices with bigger display like the Lumia 950 XL. The apps grid display earlier showed only 2 applications per line both for PC and Mobile.

With Redstone 5, Microsoft has introduced “Sets”. To let the insiders have a great testing time with “Sets”, Microsoft has now added a new back icon which now helps users to go back to the pages. You will now find a new arrow icon, clicking on which will take you back to the pages. This is only available for PC users who are currently testing Microsoft’s next major version of Windows 10, Redstone 5.

The latest Store app update also brings improvements to the hamburger menu with a new line separation now added to the application. This new change is available for Windows 10 users both on PC and Mobile.

Microsoft also also made sure to improve the performance of the application by fixing under the hood bugs in the latest update. This update is currently rolling out and is available for users enrolled in the Insider program. You can download the update by going to the Store app in Microsoft Store.

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