Microsoft recently started adding a lot of blur to its first-party apps, including Groove Music, Movies & TV, View 3D, and the People app. The blur in these new apps is part of Project NEON, which is an upcoming UI upgrade for Windows 10 that’ll arrive with Redstone 3. Today, Microsoft is bringing some elements of Project NEON to the Windows Maps apps as well.
The latest update for Windows Maps adds blur to the titlebar of the app on PCs, which actually looks pretty great. On Mobile, the Windows Maps app includes blur for the bottom menu, dropdown, and the settings app which also looks really nice. Here are some screenshots:
The new update (version 5.1705.1162.0) doesn’t seem to be available to all Windows Insiders at the moment, as Microsoft seems to be rolling it out gradually. We’ll let you know when it’s widely available — in the meantime, let us know what you think of the new UI improvements in the comment section below.