In May, WalkingCat spotted Designer, a new app that’s supposed to be making its way to Windows 11. The term “Designer” has already been used by Microsoft to refer to products, for example the Designer feature that was introduced in PowerPoint in 2015.
Essentially, the app is supposed to help users edit and improve their “Instagram and LinkedIn posts and stories, Facebook ads, brochures, invites, and more.” Additionally, users can create a design from scratch using the tool or using the available templates. Microsoft briefly used the preview version of the tool via a URL that has since been blocked although it still displays the Designer logo. (via ZDNet)
More details about this tool have once again been shared by Walking Cat on Twitter. Let’s start with the Let’s start with your content, where users will supposedly be able to select the type of design they want to create. They will also need to answer the question “What would you like to say to your audience” and then select the color palette that suits the design you want to curate. It looks like all of this can be used as a guide for creating the design as stated at the top of the page, “We use your content and AI to create designs for you,” the page says at the top.
there is a link at the bottom of this Designer page 🤓 pic.twitter.com/AmYBDF21IR
– Walking cat (@_h0x0d_) August 3, 2022
There is also a “Browse more templates on Microsoft Create” at the bottom of the page. WalkingCat made a Tweeter which indicated that he had found a link, where these models could end up being stored long-term if and when Microsoft decides to make Designer public. However, when you click on the link, you get a message that the app is not ready to use yet and you should come back later.
The Designer tool shares a number of similar attributes to Canva the popular online design and publishing tool and its works as shown above. Could Microsoft consider taking a similar approach? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.,