How to install new Notepad app on Windows 11

Here's how to get the redesigned Notepad app on Windows 11.

New Notepad app
New Notepad app

Windows 11 has a new Notepad app that retains the familiar look of the classic version, but with new visual changes that align with the new modern design language across the desktop with rounded corners, dynamic Mica material that shines through the desktop colors, and supports the dark and light color system modes.

The app also has new menus with the same options as before. On the right, you will see an option to access the settings page, where you can change the font and the most important feature, the theme color. In addition, Notepad now includes a new find and replace interface (Ctrl + F), and now there is support for multi-level undo.

You can watch our hands-on video demonstrating the Notepad design and functionalities at the Pureinfotech YouTube channel.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to install the redesigned Notepad app on Windows 11.

Install new Notepad app on Windows 11

To install the new Windows 11 Notepad app, use these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Store app.

  2. Click on Library on the bottom-left corner.

  3. Click the Get updates button.

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Once you complete the steps, the redesigned app should download and install automatically. Alternatively, you can install the app directly from the Microsoft Store app.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.