Windows 11 to get redesigned OneDrive app

A new OneDrive app is in the making with a modern design that matches the Windows 11 design language.

OneDrive new app
OneDrive new app (source @flobo09)
  • Microsoft is building a new OneDrive app for Windows 11.
  • An early preview has leaked onto the web.
  • The app introduces a new experience that matches the design language of Windows 11.

Microsoft plans to release a redesigned version of the OneDrive sync client for Windows 11. A preview of the app has made its way onto the internet, giving us an early look at the experience.

According to the screenshots (via @flobo09), the app follows the design language we see on Windows 11 with rounded corners, mica material, and a left navigation pane.

The new OneDrive app has four sections, including the main “Sync and back up” page, where you will find the backup, screenshots, and photos settings. The “Account” page includes the user account’s information and Personal Vault settings.

The “Notifications” page, as the name implies, lets you control the notifications of the app. And the About page includes some information about the app.

Also, in the bottom-left corner, you will have an overview of the storage usage.

It’s unclear when Microsoft plans to make this app available, but the experience seems already complete, indicating that it could be soon.

The redesigned version of OneDrive is only available internally. However, the person who linked the screenshots also posted a link to download the installer but installing the preview may or may not add the new design.

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