Microsoft started rolling out its redesigned Office 365 icons on Office.com last week, and it’s now the turn of Office Insiders on Mac to appreciate the company’s design chops. The new icons are now available in the latest Office Insider Fast for Mac build, and you can see how they look in the macOS dock below. which you can get via the standalone installer (not Apple’s Mac App Store version).
New app icons rolling out to Office Insiders Fast for Mac build 16.24.19030306 – check it out! Learn more about the design here: https://t.co/RHFmM5ZsKI @OfficeInsider #Office365 #OfficeforMac pic.twitter.com/i8LlFdntz1
— Derek Snook (@derek_snook) March 5, 2019
In addition to the new icons, this latest Office for Mac Insider build brings a redesigned contact card in Outlook as well as Calendar fixes, and you can check the full release notes are available on this page. We remind you that Office Insider builds for Mac are only available via Microsoft’s AutoUpdate tool that ships with the standalone apps, and not the new Mac App Store versions that recenlty launched in January.
The redesigned Office 365 icons have been announced back in November, and it looks like they will be soon be available on all platforms. Office Insiders on Windows should get the new icons soon, and we’ve recently been tipped that they’re already available for members of Microsoft’s internal Office Dogfood program.
New office icons just arrived for insiders : Start Screen / Taskbar / Desktop icons. pic.twitter.com/UTvEUMifKk
— Florian B (@flobo09) March 1, 2019
We’ll let you know when the new icons land on more platforms, including iOS and Android. It will certainly take some time to get used to the new icon, and this is probably why Microsoft will likely opt for a gradual rollout across all platforms.Further reading: macOS, Office, Office 365, Office for Mac, Office Insider