Microsoft is not ready to give up on Live Tiles in Windows 10 just yet. In contrast to numerous rumors & reports suggesting the departure of Live Tiles, Microsoft has confirmed that it is not happening anytime soon.
Live Tiles to stay in Windows 10
During its recent Windows Insider webcast, Microsoft, in a way, denied the reports that Live Tiles in Windows 10 are going away just like that. Microsoft also confirmed its plans for the new design direction, which aims to make Windows 10 Start Menu look better:
“Live Tiles are not going away, we have not announced anything of the sort,” says Brandon LeBlanc, a senior program manager on the Windows Insider team. “Those that enjoy their Live Tiles will continue to be able to do so.”
Ever since it launched five years ago, colorful Live Tiles on the Start Menu have always been the standout feature in Windows 10 operating system. So, if the majority of the Windows 10 users still prefer Live Tiles, then Microsoft has no clear reason to act against it.
However, there’s still something Microsoft design folks are very particular and articulate about. For Microsoft, one of the major focus going forward will be on reducing the clutter and redesigning the Start Menu in order to simplify the user experience.
Microsoft has already abandoned Live Tiles in Windows 10X Start Menu in dual-screen devices. As far as the main desktop OS is concerned, Live Tiles will be available to users despite Microsoft’s plan for the new design direction.
Apart from its colorful design and aesthetics, Live Tiles don’t seem to add much value to the core part of the user experience in Windows 10 OS. Not all apps support Live Tiles and there’s hardly any support or enthusiasm from the developer community either.
The final decision on Live Tiles has not been made yet but for now, Live Tiles are definitely going to stay.