Continuing its slow-motion redesigning of the bundled apps in Windows 11, Microsoft said today it is “reimagining” Voice Recorder as Sound Recorder.
“Inbox apps are essential to the overall Windows experience, and we know how important these apps are to so many of your daily workflows,” Microsoft’s Dave Grochocki writes in the announcement post. “Over the past several months, we’ve updated many of these apps to match the new design of Windows 11 while also introducing exciting new features based on your feedback. Today, we wanted to introduce another updated app to Windows Insiders—the all-new Sound Recorder.”
Sound Recorder follows previous Windows 11 app refreshes like Paint, Notepad, Photos, Snipping Tool, Media Player (formerly Groove Music), Clock, and Calculator, and a preview version of the app is now available to testers in the Windows Insider Program. The new version of the app—its called Voice Recorder today—offers a new audio recording and playback visualization, a new look and feel for the app, and support for changing the recording device and file format from within the app.
Presumably, Sound Recorder will replace Voice Recorder in Windows 11 stable sometime this year.