Microsoft Store to receive Wish List, remote app installs, and more new features

Jack Wilkinson

Microsoft is currently working on a major update to the Microsoft Store. As we reported 2 weeks ago, Microsoft is adding the ability for apps to be installed remotely to your other Windows 10-based devices. Now, select users are receiving an even bigger update that makes a number of other changes, as well as adding a highly-requested feature.

Microsoft Store Wish List

First up, the company is testing a new Wish List feature (via Windows Latest). This will allow you to add items you’re interested in to a Wish List, which you will be able to purchase at a later date. This makes it easy to go back to interesting items you found previously but didn’t wish to purchase at the time. Unfortunately however, there’s currently no feature to share a Wish List with a friend or family member.

The navigation menu is also being adjusted. The search bar will no longer show by default, instead requiring a click or tap on a magnifying glass icon to reveal the search bar. The menu will show sub-categories, instead of just the top-level categories, making it easier to dive deeper into the Store, without having to load a number of individual pages.

In addition to the visible changes noted above, there are a number of minor improvements and bug fixes rolling out to users.

Have you received the new Microsoft Store? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.