Windows 10 gets redesigned Microsoft Store app

Windows 11's Microsoft Store app arrives in Windows 10 users as a preview.

Windows 11 Store on Windows 10
Windows 11 Store on Windows 10
  • Windows 10 users can now update to the Windows 11’s Microsoft Store app.
  • The store app is the same as the one for Windows 11.
  • It’s currently available for download on devices enrolled in the Release Preview Channel.

Microsoft brings the new Windows 11 app store app to Windows 10. The app is not yet fully out. It’s only available for devices enrolled in the Release Preview Channel, along with the option to upgrade to Windows 21H2 (November 2021 Update), which is expected to roll out in the coming days.

The Microsoft Store app for Windows 10 users is the same app available for Windows 11 users. You even get the rounded corners inside the app, but not around the frame, and you won’t see the semi-transparent materials, but you are getting pretty much everything else.

When you update the app to the latest version, you will get access to more apps, including traditional desktop (win32) apps and all the new apps that Microsoft has been adding, including the ability to use third-party stores like the Epic Games Store.

The new app coming to Windows 10 also means more flexibility for developers to bring their apps to the Store with the ability to use their own monetization platform to keep all the revenue. However, Microsoft will continue to offer its monetization platform for a small percentage of the sales.

The new Microsoft Store app should arrive soon to all Windows 10 users, but if you want a head start, you will need to enroll your computer in the Release Preview Channel of the Windows Insider Program. Then check for updates from the Store app. If you want to upgrade to Windows 10 21H2, click the Download and install option from the Windows Update settings.

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