Earlier this month, Cortana on Android and iOS got a revamped look. The update introduced a new purple accent for the app which was a bit weird as Cortana, Microsoft, and Windows 10’s brand usually uses the blue-ish accent. Recently, we reported that this will no longer be the case as users will be able to customize the app based on their personal needs. And today, Microsoft released a new update for Cortana on Android allowing users to customize Cortana’s accent color as you can see in the above screenshot.
If you have the latest version of Cortana on Android, you can customize its look by tapping on the Cortana logo in the homepage which will take you to the customization screen where you can choose any of the 4 available accent colors.
This is definitely a very interesting feature as Cortana on Windows 10 devices doesn’t really offer any customization features at the moment. It’s possible Microsoft is using Android and iOS as a testing ground for Cortana’s design — and if the feedback from users about the new design and features are positive, the company may end up bringing the new look and features to Cortana on Windows 10 devices.
As for the app’s new design, it really does look pretty great compared to Cortana’s design on Windows 10. Cortana on Android and iOS looks a lot more polished, and the bright colors also make the app look very cheerful and simply nicer than the old look. In case you missed it, here’s a video showing off the new design:
If you are an Android user, you can get the update from the Google Play Store here.