Microsoft’s Notepad App hints at getting a facelift for Windows 11

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  • It appears that the Notepad app could be next in line to getting an upgrade.
  • The leaked information appears to have a newly revamped app.
  • The revamped app’s design adheres to the Windows 11 settings.
There will be a new Notepad app Windows 11

The Notepad app is one of the oldest and classics from Microsoft. Well, it seems it will no longer be old as leaked images by a Microsoft engineer suggest that it could be getting a facelift. The app is set to fit right into Windows 11 design, as has been the newly revamped apps such as the Photos app.

The screenshots shared were quickly taken down, but FireCubeStudios managed to save a copy.

New design

From the screenshots posted, it appears that Notepad settings will follow a Fluent Design and a new menu WinUI bar. Although this is what seems to be seen in the leaked screenshots, it is no way a guarantee that the Notepad app will look like this in the future.

It seems Microsoft is trying to get all its apps in line with the newly released Windows 11 design. The revamp adds some new features and a refreshed look.

Customizable theme and font

Also included in the screenshots are a new theme and fonts. It has been a long time coming for Notepad as it has remained unchanged for almost three decades. Notepad also entered the Microsoft Store in early 2020, which gives Microsoft a chance to update it separately from its operating systems. 

Users should not expect bespoke features from the Notepad App as there is no way it will get upgraded to have Microsoft Word features. For now, we will have to wait until we get an official release date. The speculations are in plenty, but if the past updates are anything to go by, users can only expect improved features from the Notepad app.

Are there any updates you would like to come to the Notepad app? Let us have a chat in the comment section below.

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